Taught course

Psychiatric Therapeutics

Aston University · School of Life and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

An appropriate first Degree from a UK university or an equivalent qualification which provides evidence of your work with patients with psychiatric illnesses. Pharmacists who wish to proceed to the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychiatric Pharmacy must successfully complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Psychiatric therapeutics by distance learning from Aston University and have normally achieved a minimum mark of 55% in each module. Offers are also normally made only to suitably qualified students based in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Additionally, students will only be admitted who have suitable access to a multidisciplinary team and patients with psychiatric illnesses, for example by demonstrating employment in a hospital possessing psychiatric beds in a clinical setting deemed appropriate

Months of entry


Course content

The programme is supported by both The United Kingdom Psychiatric Pharmacy Group (UKPPG) and the College of Mental Health Pharmacists (CMHP)

Six modules, two of which are introductory with the following four covering the major therapeutic areas of psychiatry:

  • An introduction to psychiatry
  • Underlying principles
  • Schizophrenia
  • The affective disorders
  • Anxiety and sleep disorders
  • The dementias and related disorders

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Team
+ 44 (0)121 204 3000