Research course

Mental Health

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Psychological Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

We require applicants to hold, or be about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a related subject area for entry to a PhD programme. A Lower Second class Honours degree may be considered if applicants also hold a Master's degree with a Merit classification.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

Our PhD/MPhil Mental Health programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Mental Health.

Our postgraduate research programmes in mental health are based on individually tailored projects. Applicants are specifically matched with a primary academic supervisor according to their research interest and background.

All of our postgraduate research students have more than one supervisor, and our dynamic multidisciplinary supervisory teams typically cover a wide and diverse range of academic disciplines beyond mental health and psychology, including nursing, pharmacy, epidemiology and biostatics, informatics, health economics, sociology and qualitative research.

Our academics have internationally outstanding knowledge and expertise in conducting research studies in mental health across the life course. Particular strengths include:

  • Severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (including the prodromal stages of these conditions);
  • Dementia;
  • Depression;
  • Anxiety disorders;
  • Personality disorders;
  • Autism spectrum disorder;
  • Attachment disorders;
  • Self-harm and suicide;
  • Homicide and other forms of interpersonal violence;
  • Forensic mental health;
  • Neurobiological and imaging studies;
  • Mental health epidemiology.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72-96 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Email
admissions.doctoralacademy@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 275 5608