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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.

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Graduate Students

The Department of Psychiatry offers opportunities for research training in its core areas of neurobiology, psychological treatments, developmental psychiatry and social psychiatry. 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).

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Clinical Trainees

The Department hosts the Oxford Postgraduate Psychiatry Course for Psychiatric Trainees. We also are one of the departments hosting the Wellcome Doctoral Fellowships for Mental Health Clinicians.

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