PhD opportunities

Our PhD research programmes provide an excellent level of training for science graduates and clinicians.

4-year PhD programme in Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics

We run a 4-year PhD programme starting each October. The PhD scheme follows a 1+3 year structure, with the first year providing background training in a broad range of topics, including genetic epidemiology, gene mapping, bioinformatics, functional genomics and genetic neuroimaging in relation to human neuropsychiatric disorders.

Students have the opportunity to undertake 3 projects with different research groups within the Centre in their first year, before choosing a research project and supervisors for the remaining 3 years.

Who can apply?

We are keen to attract individuals from a variety of backgrounds, and encourage applications from neuroscientists, geneticists, mathematicians and computer scientists. A first class degree, or 2:1 with Masters are a minimum requirement.

The MRC provides a stipend and PhD registration fees at UK/EU student rate, research expenses and a contribution towards travel.

2018 PhD programmes

We will advertise PhD studentships starting in October 2018 in November / December 2017, with a deadline for applications in January 2018.

Additional PhD opportunities

These will be advertised here when they become available.

Get in touch

For any questions related to our PhD research programmes, please contact:

Psychiatric Medicine PhDs