In the final year, students undertake a research project on a psychology topic of their choice, reported in a dissertation of between 6,000 and 10,000 words. They also choose a further three papers from a selection available, each of which is assessed by a written examination.
The list of optional papers may vary from year to year but will typically include papers in:
- Development and Psychopathology
- Social and Developmental Psychology and Individual Differences, Cognitive Psychology, and Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience (students can only study two of these three papers)
- Gender Development
- The Family
- Psychology and Social Issues
- History and Philosophy of Social and Psychological Sciences
- papers from Philosophy
The optional papers lists for each part of the Tripos will be published in the preceding Easter Term.