PhD opportunities

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

PhD in Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics

The MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics & Genomics has 4-year PhD opportunities starting in October 2018. 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, mechanistic studies and translational applications 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.

Funding notes

The MRC provides a stipend matching UK Research Council Minimum and UK/EU tuition fees, research expenses and a contribution towards conference attendance.

UK Research Council eligibility conditions apply. Please check your eligibility for these studentships on the MRC website.

How to apply

Applicants must hold at least a 2:1 UK Honours degree or equivalent in Genetics, Neuroscience, Psychology, Mathematics or a related subject. Please send a CV, including the names of two referees, and a covering letter outlining your own research interests and why you wish to undertake a 4-year PhD within the MRC CNGG to by the 10th January 2018. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed on the 30th January 2018.

Get in touch

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

Psychiatric Medicine PhDs