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

In teenagers, exercise shown not to affect the development of depressive symptoms.

October 24, 2014

In a recent research paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics, scientists from the Development…

Hip-hop music can help people experiencing mental health difficulties.

October 16, 2014

Two researchers from the department  (neuroscientist Dr Becky Inkster and psychiatrist Dr Akeem Sule) have found that listening to and…

Unique risk taking in different disorders of natural and drug reward.

October 13, 2014

Scientists at the BCNI recently published the results of a large study looking at risk taking in disorders of natural…

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The Clinical School has been awarded the Athena Swan Silver Award