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 psychmedphdadmin@cardiff.ac.uk 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