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Year 3

TriposComb-196-library.jpgIn 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:

  • Criminology
  • Development and Psychopathology
  • Cognitive Psychology, and Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience (papers from the third year of the Natural Sciences Tripos)
  • 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.