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2 courses offered in the Department of Psychiatry

The Department of Psychiatry has been rated one of the UK’s nationally leading research groups in recent external research assessment exercises, and it plays a leading role in the internationally excellent Cambridge Neuroscience community of researchers in neuroscience and mental health.

The department maintains close working relationships with two NHS trusts, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation NHS Trust and the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and also enjoys extensive interactions and ongoing collaborative projects with other University departments and has much national, international and industrial collaboration.

Areas of research in the department include cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging and neuropsychiatry, developmental psychiatry, epidemiology and health services research and molecular neuropathology. The department is active in teaching psychiatry and related sciences at several different levels and also maintains significant clinical activities.

Sitting within the School of Clinical Medicine, the department occupies four separate locations and has approximately 130 members.

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The Department of Psychiatry has been rated one of the UK’s nationally leading research groups in the three most recent Research Assessment Exercises, and it plays a leading role in the internationally excellent Cambridge Neuroscience community of researchers in neuroscience and mental health.

The department maintains close working relationships with two NHS trusts, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation NHS Trust and the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and also enjoys extensive interactions and ongoing collaborative projects with other university departments and has much national, international and industrial collaboration.

Areas of research in the department include cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging and neuropsychiatry, developmental psychiatry, epidemiology and health services research, and molecular neuropathology. The department is active in teaching psychiatry and related sciences at several different levels and also maintains significant clinical activities.

Sitting within the School of Clinical Medicine, the department occupies four separate locations and has approximately 130 members.

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4 courses also advertised in the Department of Psychiatry

From the Department of Clinical Biochemistry

It is essential that young clinicians with aptitude are able to receive high-quality research training in clinical science, representing as they do the future of academic medicine. We can offer training in an outstanding environment in subjects that span the research spectrum from basic science to epidemiology and public health.

We take great pride in our track record of successfully training clinicians to undertake the highest quality biomedical research and the Schools of Clinical Medicine and Biological Sciences, together with the MRC, Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK institutes, offer one of the most rewarding environments in which you could pursue your research training.

Principal Investigators in the Programme provide mentoring, workshops and mini-projects in order to allow successful candidates to make an informed choice of PhD project and supervisor that are tailored to the interests of the candidate. This novel approach to the training of clinical scientists aims to provide the support and mentoring required to allow clinical academics to reach their full potential and pursue a successful academic career. We fully recognise that each individual will have a different background and current training position. Some will be academic clinical fellows whilst others will be on standard training programmes. Equally some individuals who are interested in epidemiology and public health or computational biology/bioinformatics may wish to undertake a taught MPhil to obtain sufficient knowledge before embarking on their PhD. These can all be accommodated within the Cambridge scheme. All we ask is academic excellence, hard work and the will to make a difference to your chosen profession.

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From the Department of Medicine

The MD degree is a doctorate awarded to clinicians who undertake an extended period of scientific research. It provides an opportunity for doctors to receive recognition of research achievement within an approved academic programme.

The MD programme, on par academically with the PhD, spans a maximum of six years, allowing candidates to undertake their research alongside clinical or other responsibilities, at the end of which their thesis is examined by Viva. Those candidates working in Cambridge will be assigned a University supervisor and become registered students of the University and members of a College. Those candidates intending to work at an institution outside Cambridge must already hold a Cambridge degree and must apply to take the MD by Special Regulations.

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From the Department of Medicine

The Cambridge MRC Doctoral Training Programme  is a partnership between the University of Cambridge and the Babraham Institute. Included as associate partners are the MRC institutes and units in Cambridge, and other University Partner Institutes.

The Programme is offering at least fifteen fully funded PhD studentships for projects commencing in October 2020.

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From the Department of Medicine

This innovative programme was established in 2002 as a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US. Its aim is to train outstanding students in biomedical research, taking advantage of the outstanding research environments. Students work on collaborative projects organised by co-supervisors at both Cambridge and the NIH, spending two years at each institution. Students have access to all NIH facilities and are paid by the NIH. The PhD is awarded by the University of Cambridge.

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Department Members


Professor Ed Bullmore
Head of Department

  • 18 Academic Staff
  • 26 Postdoctoral Researchers
  • 42 Graduate Students

http://www.psychiatry.cam.ac.uk/

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