Psychology at Cambridge is studied as part of the Psychology and Behavioural Sciences Tripos.
Psychology at Oxbridge is an academic discipline that involves the scientific study of mental functions and behaviours. Psychology has the immediate goal of understanding individuals and groups by both establishing general principles and researching specific cases, and by many accounts it ultimately aims to benefit society.
Psychological and Behavioural Sciences at Cambridge gives you the opportunity to study cognitive, social, developmental and biological psychology within the broader context of the behavioural sciences. Psychology is very diverse and shares considerable overlap with disciplines such as anthropology, computer science, linguistics, neuroscience, philosophy, sociology and many others. Teaching is provided through lectures, classes or seminars, and supervisions. Some papers include a practical element, which takes place in laboratories. You can typically expect two lectures a week for each paper. You also have one or two supervisions a week to discuss your work and develop your reasoning and ideas.
|Courses PART IA ASSESSMENT|
Compulsory two core papers:
Two papers are chosen from nine options:
|Assessment First University examinations:|
|Courses Core material, including courses on: PART IIA One paper is chosen from:|
The optional papers are selected from a range of around 19 available, ex.
|Assessment Part IIA examinations:|
|Courses Further core material, plus advanced coursesPART IIBThe subjects typically include the following:|
You undertake a research dissertation of between 6,000 and 10,000 words on a psychology topic of your choice. You also choose a further three papers from a selection available, each of which is assessed by a written examination.
|Assessment Part IIB examinations:|