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

Top honours for Dr. Ruldolf Cardinal at the Royal College of Psychiatrists Awards 2014.

November 19, 2014

The Department of Psychiatry would like to extend our congratulations to Dr Rudolf Cardinal on receiving a top honour at…

Conversation with new Head of Department Ed Bullmore.

November 17, 2014

On October 9th, The Department of Psychiatry welcomed Professor Ed Bullmore as Head of Department, succeeding Professor Peter Jones. Professor…

Dr. Karen Ersche appointed University Lecturer.

October 31, 2014

On behalf of the Department of Psychiatry, we would like to offer our congratulations to Dr. Karen Ersche on being…

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The Clinical School has been awarded the Athena Swan Silver Award