We promote mission of the University of Cambridge to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Our particular focus is on the determinants of mental health conditions, their treatments and the promotion of mental health.

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The Department of Psychiatry is part of the School of Clinical Medicine in the University of Cambridge. It is an internationally leading centre of research in academic psychiatry over the life course, including neuroscience, developmental psychiatry,  intellectual disabilities, old age and epidemiological research

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We offer two programs for prospective graduates, a Ph.D. (or M.D.) program and a research-based M.Phil.

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We publish research into psychiatric disorders with international impact in leading peer-reviewed academic Journals.

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Latest News

Dopamine: Psychotic fire-starter? The Paykel Lecture 2014

December 16, 2014

  The eye-catching title of the 2014 Paykel Lecture certainly lived up to its promise of a fascinating talk. Delivered…

Congratulations to those submitting in 2014.

December 2, 2014

As we approach the end of the year, the Department offers congratulations to the following students and their supervisors who…

The first Cambridge neuroscience society for young investigators: ‘CamBRAIN’.

December 2, 2014

We recently sat down for an interview with Deniz Vatansever, the founder and president of CamBRAIN – The Cambridge Neuroscience Society. …

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The Clinical School has been awarded the Athena Swan Silver Award