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Our mission is to teach psychiatry to medical students, develop future researchers in our graduate programme, teach doctors in training, and to promote excellence in clinical practice.
Welcome to the Department of Psychiatry. Whether you are interested in pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate study in Medical Sciences, in studying to become a doctor or undertaking a clinical elective here, we have links here to the resources you'll need. The University of Oxford Medical School is able to offer up to 50 elective placements to non-Oxford students per academic year (September – August). Any clinical medical student from any country (including the UK) is eligible to apply.Find out more
The Department of Psychiatry offers opportunities for research training in its core areas of neurobiology, psychological treatments, developmental psychiatry and social psychiatry. We host the Oxford Cognitive Health and Neuroscience Clinical Trials Unit, Oxford Mindfulness Centre and the newly opened Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity. Our research is an important component of the University's strategy for neuroscience and the themes of the neurobiology and psychological treatments programmes have an important translational component. We also encourage applications involving joint supervision with the university's Departments of Experimental Psychology, Clinical Neuroscience and Pharmacology as well as the Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain (fMRIB).Find out more
Clinical DPhils, Clinical Training and Continuing Professional Development
The Department hosts the MRCPsych Course for Psychiatric Trainees, as well as CPD courses for Consultant Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Trainees, other Mental Health Professionals and General Practitioners. We also are one of the departments hosting the new Wellcome Doctoral Fellowships for Mental Health Clinicians (see also News Section)Find out more