As the PBS Tripos only began admitting students in 2013 there are not as yet any students taking Part II. Students in their second or third year studying psychology should look at the relevant pages for Part II in the Politics, Psychology, and Sociology Tripos or Experimental Psychology in the Natural Sciences Tripos.
In Part IIA of PBS you must offer four papers. All students must study PBS 3: Social and Developmental Psychology, along with either PBS 4: Cognitive and Biological Psychology and two optional papers or PBS 5: Experimental Psychology, one optional paper, and PBS 6, which is a 5,000 word research project. Optional papers cover a similar range of topics from those available in Part I.
In Part IIB you will undertake a research dissertation of between 6,000 and 10,000 words on a psychology topic of your choice, based on empirical research. You must offer three additional papers, from a range of advanced psychological topics and related fields.