We offer two programs of research and study here at the Department of Psychiatry:
MPhil in Medical Sciences
Doctoral studies (PhD or MD)
Our research degrees do not qualify you to become a psychiatrist. To become a psychiatrist in the UK, you have to first of all qualify as a doctor at medical school. This is then followed by two foundation years (working in a range of specialities, including internal medicine and surgery), three years as a basic psychiatric trainee, then three years as a higher psychiatric trainee.
Having a Cambridge research degree can help you on your way to becoming a psychiatrist.
Find out more about the courses we offer and how to apply.
Cambridge Postgraduate Open Day
In light of the latest advice about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, our in-person Cambridge Postgraduate Open Day has been cancelled. However, we are working on producing a virtual alternative which will be available in November. More information will be available on this page in September.
If you have any queries about the Postgraduate Open Day, please do get in touch with PostGradOpenDay@admin.cam.ac.uk
Useful links for prospective students
- Prospective clinical & undergraduate students – for prospective clinical or undergraduate students
- Prospective postgraduate students – for prospective MPhil (Research), PhD and MD 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, filled with useful guidance on how to apply for these studentships as well as a list of all of the available projects. You can visit it here.