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

Cambridge neuroscientists help improve brain training app

May 19, 2015

In a bid to stimulate the general public’s cognitive performance Cambridge neuroscientists, including Professor Barbara Sahakian are now collaborating with…

Assessing autistic traits in people without autism

April 29, 2015

Our understanding of autism has seen a gradual shift from a categorically distinct clinical entity to a continuum of autistic…

The British Neuroscience Association’s Festival of Neuroscience 2015.

April 27, 2015

The British Neuroscience Association (BNA) recently celebrated it’s fiftieth year by organising a ‘Festival of Neuroscience’, in Edinburgh: 12th –…

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The Clinical School has been awarded the Athena Swan Silver Award