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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, at least one of which must be chosen from the following list:

  • Development and Psychopathology
  • Psychology & Social Issues
  • Gender Development
  • The Family
  • Cognitive and Experimental Psychology
  • Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Developmental Psychology & Individual Differences
  • Legal Psychology



The list of optional papers may vary from year to year but will typically include papers in:

  • Criminology
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • Education
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • Biological Anthropology

The optional papers lists for each part of the Tripos will be published in the preceding Easter Term.