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Year 1 (Part I)

PBS students take four papers in their first year. Two papers are compulsory: PBS 1: Introduction to Psychology and PBS 2: Psychological Enquiry and Methods. The other two papers can be chosen from a varied list of choices which normally includes papers on Sociology, Politics, Microeconomics, Social Anthropology, Archaeology, Philosophy, Computer Science, and Evolutionary Theory.


  • Part I handbook. The handbook provides students with detailed information on all aspects of the Part I course.
  • Papers. A list of papers available in Part I and their Paper Guides.
  • E-Learning sites: There are two resource websites where students can access online material for the papers (you will need to log on via Raven). The PBS Tripos - Part I Moodle site contains lecture handouts and other useful documents. The Psychology Department Library provides links to a selection of reading materials through the Moodle site. The SPS Library CamTools site provides electronic access to high demand print material (book chapters and journal articles) referenced on the reading lists.