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The BA in Psychological and Behavioural Sciences (PBS) 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.

Typical offers require

  • A Level: A*A*A
  • IB: 40-42 points, with 776 at Higher Level 

For other qualifications, see the main entrance requirements pages on the University website.

Course Requirements

  • No subject-specific entrance requirements

  • Due to the strong scientific element, applicants are encouraged to take at least one science or mathematical subject, other than Psychology, at A Level.

Mature students and those taking other qualifications are encouraged to contact our Admissions Office, to discuss the entry requirements for their qualifications.

Number of students 

We aim to admit around five students per year.

Admissions Assessment

We don't require applicants to undertake an admissions assessment for Psychological and Behavioural Sciences.

Written work 

Applicants are required to submit two school/college essays as examples of written work prior to interview. 

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