Research course


University of Nottingham · Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

2:1 degree (or international equivalent); candidates are generally required to submit a research proposal with their applications.

Months of entry


Course content

A wide variety of research topics are available within Psychiatry, including:

  • Clinically applied adult mental health - focusing on research to improve outcomes in adults with mental health problems, with particular methodological strengths in clinical trials, cohort studies and service evaluation. There are number of key areas including mood disorders, systematic review, medical statistics, epidemiology of psychosis, forensic mental health and personality disorder, and
  • dementia.
  • Child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing - the formation of Centre for ADHD and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Across the Lifespan (CANDAL) has consolidated research expertise in this area. An emerging area of focus within child and adolescent mental health is in the field of therapeutic activity interventions including for Tourette’s Syndrome, ADHD and obesity.
  • Translational neuroimaging - the Centre for Translational Neuroimaging in Mental Health is a clinically focussed partnership between the University and Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust with the goal of translating the wealth of information about the function of the human mind and brain derived from neuroscience and neuroimaging into clinically relevant applications.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element). EU and international students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarship schemes administered by the University of Nottingham's International Office. Applicants are strongly advised to apply early.

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the Medical School web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 115 951 5559