University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield


Research interests of academic clinical psychiatry include structural and functional neuroimaging of psychotic conditions; their psychopathology and precursors and response to new treatments; opportunities exist for those interested in pursuing a supervised research project leading to an MPhil or PhD in biological psychiatry, neuroscience and neuroimaging.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject from an approved institution; entry requirements for the degree of MD are MB ChB or equivalent and relevant postgraduate training; international candidates wishing to study for research degrees in clinical medicine must have passed the PLAB examination or have obtained exemption from it.

Course modules

Research areas include: cognitive neuroscience of auditory processing and auditory hallucinations in health and schizophrenia; the neuroscience of social cognition and communication; cognitive neurobiology of executive functioning; deception; time perception: brain mechanisms in health and schizophrenia; neuropyschological and neuropsychiatric problems in the homeless with neuropsychiatric disorder; studies of anhedonia in schizophrenia; assessing the modulation of neural function by pharmacological, psychological and physical treatments for neuropsychiatric disorders such as transcranial magnetic stimulation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time - 2 years
PhD Full-time - 3 years
MD Full-time - 3 years
MPhil Part-time - 4 years
PhD Part-time - 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Department of Psychology
Telephone number: 
0114 222 2000