The BA in Psychological and Behavioural Sciences is a wide-ranging and flexible degree, covering cognitive, social, developmental and biological psychology. Many Cambridge Psychology graduates go on to professional courses, and teaching at the University is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Lucy Cavendish aims to admit undergraduates in Psychological and Behavioural Sciences each year, and a number of students in Natural Sciences, HSPS and Education follow related pathways, making Psychology one of the most diverse and stimulating subject communities in college. We also have a strong postgraduate presence, with over a dozen MEd, MPhil and PhD Psychologists, alongside research, teaching and professorial staff.


Further information about the course can be found on the Faculty and University websites.

Course Requirements

  • Due to the strong scientific element, applicants with a good A-level (or equivalent) in either Mathematics or Biology are likely be more competitive than those without. 
  • Prior study of Psychology is helpful, but not essential.
  • A range of British and international qualifications may be acceptable

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Admissions Assessment

  • Most applicants are required to take a subject-specific written admission assessment, either pre-interview or at interview. These assessments are designed to supplement the information in your application and provide a gauge of your abilities - to assess skills, such as comprehension and thinking skills, and levels of knowledge and understanding, relevant to your course. Read more on the University's website here.