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Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #101 (ARWU) Cardiff, United Kingdom
You can conduct your research degree within the Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences. Research is aimed at understanding the fundamental mechanisms underlying major psychiatric and neurological disorders.
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Overview

The Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences 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 Division 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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Applicants should possess a minimum of an upper second class Honours degree, master's degree, or equivalent in a relevant subject.
  • In some cases, a medical degree and/or relevant professional qualifications or experience are required.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Cardiff

  • 628 - 1070 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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