Research course

Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences

Cardiff University · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

Suitable for graduates in biological and medical sciences, psychology, computing, mathematics and statistics. Applicants should possess a minimum of an upper second class Honours degree, Masters degree, or equivalent in a relevant subject. In some cases, a medical degree and/or relevant professional qualifications or experience are required.

Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to have reached the minimum University requirements (e.g. 6.5 IELTS) in their English proficiency. Copies of appropriate English language certificates must be supplied with your application.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences is one Centre within the School of Medicine where students can conduct their research. Full details of all the research areas available can be found through the Medicine (PhD/MPhil/MD) programme.

The Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences is one of the largest university Institutes of psychiatry in the UK, providing leadership in clinical practice, teaching and high quality, cutting-edge research across many areas of psychiatric practice. The Institute aims to offer knowledge and expertise for academic opportunities within human genetics, psychiatric genetics, biological psychiatry, neurodegeneration, developmental psychopathology, bioinformatics and biostatistics research.

Special 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.

Full details can be found on our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
possible months


full time
12 months
part time
possible months


full time
24 months
part time
possible months

Course contact details

Dr Anthony Isles
+44(0)29 2068 7064