Psychological and Behavioural Sciences

Entry Details

  • Typical intake per year:  3
  • Typical offer:  A*A*A for A Level or 40-42 points with 776 at Higher Level for IB

  • Required subjects:  None

  • Useful preparation:  Applicants would normally be expected to have taken A Level/IB Higher Level Biology or Mathematics. Where this is not the case, applicants should show evidence of strong performance in the Sciences to GCSE level (or its equivalent, as demonstrated in a high school transcript). For IB applicants, if taking Mathematics at Higher Level we recommend Analysis and Approaches for the most competitive application, however Applications and Interpretations will also be considered.

  • Admissions assessment:  No, not required at Queens'

  • Submitted work:  No, not required at Queens'

Course Details

Psychological and Behavioural Sciences (PBS) at Cambridge gives you the opportunity to study cognitive, social, developmental and biological psychology within the broader context of the behavioural sciences. The course covers, for example, cognitive psychology, psychopathology, language, brain mechanisms, family relationships and influences, personality, statistics and data-science, and group social behaviour. A wide range of options enable you to study the topics that interest you most in greater depth.

Information about the course structure, departmental teaching arrangements, offered topics and options can be found on the University of Cambridge website: PBS Course Outline

PBS at Queens’

The three eight-week terms of the first year revolve around lectures, supervisions and written work. Within PBS, in later years the amount of practical work increases to include the undergraduate's chosen research project in the third year. 

The students are welcoming and friendly while the College is full of beautiful places to study. Jane Garrison, Director of Studies, is so supportive, kind, and encouraging, making Queens’ College a wonderful environment to study PBS.

Academic and Teaching Staff

  Dr Jane Garrison, see also Dr Jane Garrison | Department of Psychology

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Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Tripos