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Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Tripos


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 Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Evolution and Behaviour, Mathematical Biology, Philosophy, Sociology and Politics.

Documentation for 2021-22 will be added over the summer. 2020-21 resources are below for reference.


  • Part IA handbook for 2020-21. The handbook provides students with detailed information on all aspects of the Part IA course.
  • Papers. A list of papers available in Part IA.