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.

Typical offers require

  • A Level: A*AA
  • 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 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.

Admissions Assessment

  • All applicants are required to take the pre-interview written assessment for Psychological & Behavioural Sciences at an authorised centre local to them (for a lot of applicants, this will be their school/college).

  • Further details about the written assessment can be found on the University website here.

Written work 

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

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