University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Psychiatry

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. Major projects are also ongoing in molecular investigation of the dementias and of disorders of childhood onset (including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). The team is a partner in the Neurosciences Consortium at the university, and works closely with clinical genetics. It also has groups of researchers with particular strengths in community psychiatry, addictions and forensic psychiatry.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (normally a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent) in a relevant subject awarded by an approved university, or attainment of an alternative qualification or qualifications and/or evidence of experience judged by the University as indicative of an applicant's potential for research and as satisfactory for the purpose of entry to a research degree programme. Admission and registration for a research degree programme may be conditional on satisfactory completion of preliminary study, which may include assessment. Applicants may, if they live in the UK, be invited for an interview or to visit to discuss their application. English requirements are: IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band, TOEFL 95 overall with no less than 22 in any band, or PTE Academic 67 in all 4 skills.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,580 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,580 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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