Each student conducts their PhD project under the direction of their principal supervisor, with additional teaching and guidance provided by an adviser, to increase access to staff members and accommodate a diversity of viewpoints.
The subject of the research project is determined during the application process and is influenced by the research interests of the student’s supervisor; students should apply to study with a group leader whose area of research most appeals to them.
Following the successful completion of a research report at the end of the first year, students are registered for the PhD.
The Psychiatry course from the University of Cambridge enables the students to significantly develop their analytical and research skills, and is intended as preparation for further research.
The PhD programme provides:
- a period of a sustained in-depth study of a specific topic;
- an environment that encourages the student’s originality and creativity in their research;
- skills to enable the student to critically examine the background literature relevant to their specific research area;
- the opportunity to develop skills in making and testing hypotheses, in developing new theories, and in planning and conducting experiments;
- the opportunity to expand the student’s knowledge of their research area, including its theoretical foundations and the specific techniques, used to study it;
- the opportunity to gain knowledge of the broader field of research in psychiatry; and
- an environment in which to develop skills in written work, oral presentation and publishing the results of their research in high-profile scientific journals, through constructive feedback of written work and oral presentations.
- At the end of the course, examination for the PhD degree involves the submission of a written thesis, followed by an oral examination based on both the thesis and a broader knowledge of the chosen area of research.
- A doctorate from the Department of Psychiatry is primarily a research degree based on a research programme developed in conjunction with a supervisor.
- Thesis / Dissertation
- 36 months
- 60 months
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DisciplinesPsychology Human Medicine Clinical Psychology View 85 other PhDs in Psychology in United Kingdom
- Two academic references
- Evidence of competence in English
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- Reasons for applying
- Research proposal
International32352 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 32352 GBP per year during 36 months.
National8844 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8844 GBP per year during 36 months.
- National: £5,306
- International: £19,411
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