Research course


University of Birmingham · Division of Neuroscience
PhDMSc by research

Entry requirements

For Masters study: 2:1 (Hons) in a relevant subject. For PhD study: 1st (Hons) or a Masters degree in a relevant subject. Work-related experience is also taken into account for registration.

Months of entry

January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December

Course content

A major area of research is molecular psychiatry, focusing on the molecular investigation of neuropsychiatric disease, with a particular emphasis on bipolar and related mood disorders, including puerperal psychosis, seasonal affective disorder, major depression and drug-induced psychoses. The team also has groups of researchers with particular strengths in community psychiatry, addictions and forensic psychiatry.

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Department specialisms

Developmental Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry; Child Psychiatry; Post-Partum Mental Illnesses; Community Care; Epilepsy.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,121 FT - £2,061 PT
International students
£17,910 FT
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Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate enquiry service
0121 414 5005