Typical offers for the course are A*AA at A Level, or 40–41 points out of 45 with 776 or 777 at Higher Level in the International Baccalaureate. Undergraduate Study website for details, and contact a College Admissions Tutor for further advice.are also considered – see the
From the last two admission rounds for PBS, on average per year 380 applications are received and 80 offers are made.
It is not essential for you to have studied any particular subject, though you will find mathematics, science subjects, and humanities subjects useful preparation for the course. Students are not required to have studied Psychology before starting the course.
Different Colleges have different selection preferences, therefore you should check the individual College websites. If after consulting the websites you have any further queries about admissions requirements, do get in touch with the admissions office at your preferred College.
How to apply
Admission to the University is managed by the Colleges. Therefore, if you decide to apply for PBS at Cambridge you will need to choose a College to consider your application (or decide on an open application), though please note that Trinity College and Peterhouse are not yet accepting students for this course.
You must submit your UCAS application online by 15 October in the year before you intend to commence the course. Once this has been received, you will be prompted to provide some additional information in a (SAQ) direct to the University of Cambridge. If you wish to defer entry, you should indicate this on your UCAS application.
If you have a good examination record and a favourable reference, you're likely to be invited to interview. Interviewers want to see how you work through problems and take on new ideas, and to find out more about you. This is an important part of our selection procedure.