Ph.D. On Campus

Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences

Cardiff University

36 months
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You can conduct your research degree within the Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences. Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences research from Cardiff University,  is aimed at understanding the fundamental mechanisms underlying major psychiatric and neurological disorders.


The Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences from Cardiff University, is one of the largest university Division of psychiatry in the UK, providing leadership in clinical practice, teaching and high quality, cutting-edge research across many areas of psychiatric practice.

The Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences programme aims to offer knowledge and expertise for academic opportunities within human genetics, psychiatric genetics, biological psychiatry, neurodegeneration, developmental psychopathology, bioinformatics and biostatistics research.

Distinctive features

  • MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics.
  • National Centre for Mental Health
  • Internationally recognised research centre concerned with quality of life of people with learning disabilities.
  • Multi-disciplinary approach between clinical, behavioural, molecular and social scientists.
  • Hosts Biostatistics/Bioinformatics Unit for Wales.
  • State-of-the-art technical facilities for genomics, microarray and transgenics.

Programme Structure

The following research areas are of particular strength:
  • Psychiatric Genetics and Genomics
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Neurodegenerative disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Behavioural neuroscience
  • Epigenetics and genomic imprinting
  • Neural stem cell biology; cell culture and transplant biology
  • Psychological aspects of genetics
  • Epilepsy
  • Syndromes associated with intellectual disabilities

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Specifically funded PhD projects will be advertised with specific instructions on applications, otherwise prospective students are advised to contact potential supervisors.
  • Applications can be made at any time, but in addition there will be specific calls, which have associated instructions and deadlines.
  • A personal statement or covering letter should address how the applicant can contribute to the proposed project.

Tuition Fee

Tuition fees status is determined during the processing of applications, so we are unable to confirm this in advance or advise on fees status decisions.

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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