Mission

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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Research

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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Study

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

Find out more about the postgraduate courses we offer and how to apply for them.

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Publications

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

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Latest News

Early intervention reduces time spent untreated for young adults with psychosis.

August 27, 2014

New research has shown that specialised teams for the treatment of early psychosis, known as Early Intervention Services (EISs), are…

Empathy scores reduced in parents of children with autism.

August 19, 2014

A recent study published in Molecular Autism finds that parents of children with autism fall between typical controls and individuals…

New study sheds light on links between the immune system and mental illness.

August 14, 2014

When we are exposed to an infection, for example influenza or a stomach bug, our immune system fights back to…

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The Clinical School has been awarded the Athena Swan Silver Award