Awarded or expected 1st class or high upper 2nd class BSc degree.
Months of entry
Our research strength is identifying the causes of mental disorders and suicide to develop clinical trials of novel complex interventions.
Mental disorders are the leading global cause of disability and the World Health Organisation estimates that over 0.8 million deaths are due to suicide associated with mental disorders. Therefore, research on mental disorders and suicide is vital to reducing the global burden of disease.
Our more fundamental research examines the contribution of psychological, biological and social factors to the causation of mental disorders and suicidal behaviours. Postgraduate research students working in this area can develop cutting edge, skills relevant to experimental, epidemiological, qualitative and neuroimaging research methods.
A translational approach makes use of the evidence from fundamental research to develop innovative therapeutic approaches for the prevention and treatment of mental disorders and suicidal behaviours. We have expertise in clinical trial methodologies to evaluate complex interventions and implementation science.
Interdisciplinary research groups provide postgraduate research opportunities in these themes:
- suicidal behaviour research
- psychological therapies
- bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and depression
- big data and mental disorder
- neuropsychology of neurological disorders
- autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities
- attachment, childhood maltreatment and mental disorders
Start dates are set by both the supervisor and the department. As such some PHD options will have fixed start dates (likely January/October) and others have a rolling intake. For more details please contact the relevant department.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
Please see the funding opportunities by region.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time36-48 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
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