The Department of Psychiatry primarily engages in postgraduate research and teaching, and offers two programs: an M.Phil in Medical Sciences and Doctoral studies (Ph.D. or M.D.). We have an active graduate research body engaging in many aspects of psychiatry and neurosciences. Prospective graduate students can find out more about the courses we offer and how to apply for them, by clicking here. It is important to say that the PhD and MPhil are research degrees, and do not in any way qualify people to become a psychiatrist. To become a psychiatrist, one has to first of all qualify as a doctor at medical school. In the UK, this is followed by 2 years as a foundation doctor (working in a range of specialties, including internal medicine and surgery), 3 years as a basic psychiatric trainee, then 3 years as a higher psychiatric trainee. Success at all these stages (including passing all the exams on the way), qualifies somebody to be appointed as an NHS consultant psychiatrist. Of course, having a Cambridge research degree can help in job applications to become a psychiatrist. If you are thinking about studying in the Department of Psychiatry, we have provided more information for potential clinical, undergraduate and postgraduate students on these pages. For any general student enquiries not answered on these pages, please contact our Education Administrator, Adisa Broadhurst , in the first instance by email or on 01223 465237.
Current student vacancies
Further information for prospective students
- Prospective clinical & undergraduate students – for prospective clinical or undergraduate students
- Prospective graduate students – for prospective MPhil (Research), Ph.D. and M.D. students
- Inspiring Careers – career advice from some of our senior academic and clinical colleagues
The MRC DTP team are pleased to announce the launch of their new website. The website contains guidance on how to apply for these studentships as well as a list of all of the available projectsPlease see the link below:
Friday 2 November 2018
The University of Cambridge, alongside the Cambridge Departments and Colleges, invite you to the Cambridge Postgraduate Open Day on Friday 2 November 2018. The day is open to all those seeking to apply for postgraduate study at the University and will provide opportunities to meet department staff, explore the Colleges and find out more about the application process, research proposals and funding opportunities.
During the morning of the event, you will be able to tour the Colleges, and speak with current postgraduate students to find out about student life in the vibrant city of Cambridge. In the afternoon, prospective applicants will have the chance to learn more about individual courses by talking to academic staff and by visiting departments. We will also offer a central Exhibition Hub where detailed information about the application process is available, with Graduate Admissions Office staff on hand to answer questions about postgraduate study at Cambridge. In addition, the Exhibition Hub will provide further opportunities to talk to department staff and postgraduate students to find out about the hundreds of postgraduate courses offered by the University of Cambridge.
For those of you who are new to Cambridge, the Postgraduate Open Day is an opportunity to find out more about the University, departments and Colleges,
enabling you to get a feel for our wide-ranging postgraduate community as well as having the opportunity to meet staff and interact with current students.
Bookings for the Postgraduate Open Day will open later this summer. If you would like to be kept up-to-date about when bookings open for the Postgraduate Open Day 2018, you may wish to sign up to our mailing list on the Graduate Admissions Events webpage.
If you have any queries about the Postgraduate Open Day 2018, please do get in touch at PostGradOpenDay@admin.cam.ac.uk
We look forward to meeting you on the day!