Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences (PhD/MPhil/MD)
PhD 3-4 years; MD 2 years; MPhil 1 year (Full-time) / Please discuss with School (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)
The Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences is one of the largest university Institutes of psychiatry in the UK, providing leadership in clinical practice, teaching and high quality, cutting-edge research across many areas of psychiatric practice.
The Institute aims to offer knowledge and expertise for academic opportunities within human genetics, psychiatric genetics, biological psychiatry, neurodegeneration, developmental psychopathology, bioinformatics and biostatistics research.
- MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics.
- National Centre for Mental Health
- Internationally recognised research centre concerned with quality of life of people with learning disabilities.
- Multi-disciplinary approach between clinical, behavioural, molecular and social scientists.
- Hosts Biostatistics/Bioinformatics Unit for Wales.
- State-of-the-art technical facilities for genomics, microarray and transgenics.
About the Institute
The Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences includes the clinical disciplines of Psychiatry, Neurology, Neurosurgery and Optometry. Our research also spans these clinical areas and is broad in scope ranging from biochemistry, molecular genetics and cell biology, through patient investigations including studies of cognition and advanced brain imaging as well as clinical trials, and into epidemiology and other population studies.
Much of our research is contained within the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics and we also host the NISCHR Biomedical Research Centre, the National Centre for Mental Health. IPMCN also participates in the Cardiff University’s Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute which brings our researchers together with neuroscientists in the Schools of Biosciences, Psychology and Optometry and Vision Sciences.
The following research areas are of particular strength:
- Psychiatric Genetics and Genomics
- Genetic Epidemiology
- Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
- Bipolar disorder
- Neurodegenerative disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Huntington’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Behavioural neuroscience
- Epigenetics and genomic imprinting
- Neural stem cell biology; cell culture and transplant biology
- Psychological aspects of genetics
- Syndromes associated with intellectual disabilities.
Suitable for graduates in biological and medical sciences, psychology, computing, mathematics and statistics.
Applicants should possess a minimum of an upper second class Honours degree, Masters degree, or equivalent in a relevant subject. In some cases, a medical degree and/or relevant professional qualifications or experience are required.
Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to have reached the minimum University requirements (e.g. 6.5 IELTS) in their English proficiency. Copies of appropriate English language certificates must be supplied with your application.
UK & EU Full Time for 2013/14
UK & EU Part Time for 2013/14
International Full Time for 2013/14
International Part Time for 2013/14
Next intake: The University has four entry points for research degrees; 1st October, 1st January, 1st April or 1st July
Name: Dr Anthony Isles
Telephone: +44(0)29 2068 7064
Fax: +44(0)29 2068 7068