PBS at Fitzwilliam - Fitzwilliam College

PBS at Fitzwilliam
The Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Tripos 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 cognitive psychology, psychopathology, language, brain
mechanisms, gender, family relationships and influences, personality, group social
behaviour and more. Unlike other routes into Psychological Science, PBS exposes
students to the broad range of areas comprising this field with the opportunity to
specialise in the second and third years. Research projects and a dissertation also
enable you to study in greater depth the topics that interest you most.
“College fellows are always on hand to provide advice and support, and students know that they
can email them, or drop into their office at any time. Other students also provide crucial support
whenever you need help with an essay, a specific book, or just a fresh perspective on a topic. If
you’re up for the challenge of studying a stimulating and relevant course such as this, then Fitz is
definitely the place to do it. ”
Sophie, 3rd year.
Beyond graduation
The accreditation of the University's teaching by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
continues with this new course. This means that students who successfully graduate will
achieve the 'graduate recognition' needed to pursueUIF further studies required for a career
in psychology.Graduates are eligible for admission to professional courses in clinical,
educational, forensic or applied psychology. Many past students of Psychology at Cambridge
have gone on to prominent positions in psychology and related fields throughout the world.
Other recent graduates have entered careers in the media, management, the Civil Service,
finance, law and business.
No. of undergraduates per year: 2-4
Typical A Level offer: A*AA
Typical IB offer: 41–42 points, with 776
or 777 at Higher Level.
Essential subjects: No specific subjects.
Useful subjects: Biology, Chemistry,
Physics, Maths A Levels or equivalent
Research: Personality, culture, music,
Dr José Ignacio Alcántara, Bye Fellow.
Research: Psychoacoustics, speech perception
and cognitive auditory neuroscience.
For more information about PBS at Fitzwilliam, visit:
For more information about PBS at Cambridge, visit: