Alcohol Policy in Practice / 5th – 8th September 2016

Following on from the successful Alcohol CPD course’s which were held at the University of Stirling in 2014 and the University of Sheffield in 2015. This module is aimed at professionals working in a range of organisations who are interested in alcohol policy and practice.

This years course is being held at the University of Stirling and is taught by several leading academics and practitioners from various UKCTAS institutions and includes a balance of lectures, discussion groups and debates.

Featuring lectures from leading professors including; Professor Gerard Hastings, Prof Petra Meier, Prof Jeff Collin and Dr John Holmes to name a few.

To register please visit our website or click here for an application form.


This course is provided by the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (UKCTAS), a Public Health Research Centre of Excellence which includes 13 universities. The course is co-ordinated by Dr. Niamh Fitzgerald and Prof. Linda Bauld from the Institute for Social Marketing at the University of Stirling (2014 winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education).


The course can be taken on a stand-alone basis, or participants can gain 10 Masters level
credits from the University of Stirling by completing a 3,000 word assignment. These credits can contribute to a relevant postgraduate diploma or Masters for up to 5 years after attendance.

learningoutcomesAll students will have access to access reading materials, presentations etc. before and after the course.


Ideally you will be working in public health, community safety or a related field or you may just have an interest in this area. Please contact Dr. Niamh Fitzgerald ( if you are unsure about its suitability for your needs. If you wish to take the course on an accredited basis, you must have an undergraduate degree (in any discipline).


If you book before 17th June 2016, the cost is: £450, or £599 for students seeking accreditation. From 17th June, the cost is £550 unaccredited, or £699 if seeking accreditation. The cost covers lunch and refreshments throughout the course, a networking dinner on Monday evening, and a packed lunch on departure. Accommodation is not included but can be booked on your behalf (see below).


To make an enquiry or request an application form please contact:
CPD Team, School of Health Sciences
UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies
University of Stirling

Phone: 01786 466 336.


Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Student numbers are capped at 40 to ensure an effective learning experience and teacher-student ratio.

Early bird discounts apply until 17th June 2016.

Please note: Applications will not be taken after 26th August 2016.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Stirling Court hotel for those who wish to take the course on a residential basis. The cost of a double or twin bedded en suite room for single occupancy, including breakfast is £59.00 per night. If you choose to stay at Stirling Court, we will book a room for you and add this cost to your account. Early booking is essential.


Stirling’s central location is within easy reach of Edinburgh and Glasgow airports which are well served by air, road and rail networks. Further information about the venue can be obtained from



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