Research programmes

Taught programmes

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  • FT / Full-time
  • PT / Part-time (over two years)
  • FX / Flexible mode of study available (up to five years)
  • DL / Distance-learning mode available


The Division of Psychiatry represents a unique interdisciplinary grouping of international experts in psychiatry encompassing epidemiological, biological, genetic and health services research as well as trials. Close collaborations with the Institute of Neurology and the Division of Infection and Immunity provide diverse academic resources and a rich study environment.

We offer unrivalled access to clinical and community samples in which to conduct cutting-edge translational research, having strong collaborative links with five NHS Trusts operating within diverse, multi-cultural populations. For graduate research, detailed and considered discussions with prospective supervisors and the graduate tutor are provided prior to admission, to ensure research and career aspirations match each student’s experience.

Taught and research programmes

Degree programme Qualifications Modes
Mental Health Sciences MD(Res) FT2, PT2
Mental Health Sciences MPhil/PhD FT3, PT5
Clinical Mental Health Sciences MSc FT, PT, FX
Mental Health Sciences Research MSc FT, PT, FX

Student/staff ratios

  • 65 staff
  • 24 taught students
  • 27 research students


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Staff View

"In London, and at UCL in particular, I am surrounded by excellent colleagues who have helped me to shape my research in numerous ways. At least half of the techniques we use today in the laboratory were unknown to me until I joined UCL and started collaborating with colleagues."

Professor Matteo Carandini

Professor of Visual Neuroscience

Subject: Ophthalmology, Faculty: Brain Sciences

Staff View

"I feel networked in London and because of that I am more engaged in various professional bodies and research networks. UCL is a world leader in cognitive neuroscience and so more things are possible here with the equipment and expertise to support new developments."

Professor Rosemary Varley

Professor in Acquired Language Disorders

Subject: Language and Communication, Faculty: Brain Sciences