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.

Read more about our mission


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

Read more about our research


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.

Find out more


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

View our publications

Latest News

Department of Psychiatry awarded Green Impact Bronze Award.

July 27, 2015

The department of Psychiatry was recently awarded the Bronze award by Green Impact, an NUS initiative to encourage environmentally sustainable…

Study finds brain differences in Parkinson’s disease with and without cognitive impairment.

July 20, 2015

Recently, the conceptualisation of Parkinson’s disease (PD) has shifted from a classical motor disorder to a neurodegenerative condition associated with…

NSPN Team run the Spartan Race for Centre 33.

July 16, 2015

On 5th September some of the NSPN Team will be running The Spartan Race – a 5km obstacle course –…

View all News

Have a news story?

Members of the Department can get in touch with our news team about a research news story they would like featured here

The Clinical School has been awarded the Athena Swan Silver Award