A broad and flexible course covering all aspects of psychology.
Number of students
We typically admit around three undergraduates each year.
There are many branches of psychology. In the PBS course, you will have the opportunity to study a range of them. During the first two years, you will learn the fundamentals of psychology, with lectures covering the core areas in the field. In your third year, you will have the opportunity to specialise in a particular area. You will also carry out a substantive research project, which will enable you to explore topics that particularly interest you. Typical projects involve brain and language, gender, neuroscience, personality, autism, depression, ageing, social interaction, hearing, memory, and visual cognition.
Another unique aspect of the course is the flexibility to pursue related disciplines, including Politics, Sociology, Archaeology, Biological and Social Anthropology, Philosophy, Natural Sciences, Economics, and Education.
The benefits of studying PBS at Fitzwilliam College
The research and teaching provided by the two PBS course Fellows at Fitzwilliam cover the breadth of psychology. This provides students with easy access to people with knowledge and expertise in many different areas of the field.
There are no prerequisite subjects for PBS but Maths and Biology are both useful.
The typical A Level offer is A*AA. The typical IB offer is 40-42 points with 776 at Higher Level.
The admissions process
Applicants who are invited to interview are required to take an at interview assessment and should submit examples of written work - one or two school/college essays.
If invited to interview, applicants should expect at least two interviews lasting 20-30 minutes.
Director of Studies