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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 Sociology, Politics, Microeconomics, Social Anthropology, Archaeology, Philosophy, Computer Science, and Evolutionary Theory.


  • Part IA handbook. The handbook provides students with detailed information on all aspects of the Part IA course.
  • Papers. A list of papers available in Part IA and their Paper Guides.
  • The PBS Tripos - Part IA Moodle site (Psychology Tripos students only) contains lecture handouts and other useful documents, including links to a selection of the material referenced on the reading lists, available electronically.


Please note that links and documents for the 2019-20 academic year will be updated over the summer.