Research course


University of Liverpool · Faculty of Medicine

Entry requirements

A good (2:1 or first class or equivalent) degree in a relevant subject is normally required. Potential students should be aware that for certain projects criminal record checks may be necessary. Projects will always be subject to appropriate ethical approval and in some cases collaborating NHS Trusts may require health checks before permitting access to patients.MD students should be registered medical practitioners.

Months of entry

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

Course content

There are several outstanding research themes within Psychiatry. In General and Adult Psychiatry where Professor Christoph Lauber was appointed in late 2007, 'social inclusion and exclusion of people with severe mental illness' best describes the research addressed. The research's mission statement is 'People with severe mental illness: From clinical questions to research evidence and back again'. This includes the following topics: supported employment in people with psychosis and common mental disorders, user and carer involvement in mental health care, stigma of people with mental illness, mental health services research and intervention studies. The aims of the new research group are

(i) to make a significant contribution to a better understanding and treatment of people with mental illness who have complex needs,

(ii) to significantly contribute to mental health services research, and

(iii) to be a leading centre in translational research in mental health.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48-84 months
full time
24-48 months


part time
24-72 months
full time
12-48 months


part time
24-72 months

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
+44 (0)151 794 5927