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Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Tripos


PBS students take three papers in their third year, and all must complete PBS 5: Research Dissertation, a write-up of empirical psychological research they have completed. None of the papers are compulsory, however, at least one must be chosen from PBS 6 - 10. A list of optional papers available to students is published before the end of the previous academic year. Psychology options normally includes papers in social, developmental and experimental psychology. External options normally include papers in Biological Anthropology, Criminology, the History and Philosophy of Science, Philosophy and Sociology.

Documentation for 2022-23 will be added over the summer.


  • Online timetable for 2022-23
  • Part II handbook for 2022-23. The handbook provides students with detailed information on all aspects of the Part II course.
  • Papers: a list of papers available in Part II.

BBS Students may take PBS 7 and PBS 8 as a minor within Part II Biological and Biomedical Sciences.