Aston University

Aston University

Psychiatric Therapeutics

This programme provides specialist education in the field of psychotropic pharmacology, as well as promoting skills for career and professional development. Students gain insight into receptor theory, molecular pharmacology, neuropharmacology and pharmacokinetics/ pharmacodynamics.

Entry requirements

An appropriate 1st or equivalent qualification; evidence of access to patients with psychiatric illnesses; applicants whose 1st language is not English are required to provide evidence of an English language qualification by taking an IELTS test: the minimum requirement is 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each section.

Course modules

Modules: an introduction to psychiatry; underlying principles; schizophrenia; the affective disorders; anxiety and sleep disorders; the dementias and related disorders.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by assignments and multi-response question papers, plus a final, open-book examination.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Distance learning GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Aston Campus Birmingham B4 7ET West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
LHS Postgraduate School Admissions
Telephone number: 
0121 204 3000