University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Psychiatry

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 6 years
MD Full-time September 2016 - 3 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 - 2 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 - 4 years

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Psychology
Telephone number: 
0114 222 2000