To study Psychological and Behavioural Studies is to try and understand the diverse elements that shape our minds and how we behave.
Psychological and Behavioural Sciences is a unique subject that blends a range of arts and humanities disciplines with elements of the sciences. Sidney Sussex aims to foster a close-knit community of learners that support one another in delving into questions regarding the mind and how we as human beings act within the world around us.
- Written work
Two essays. We will send out more specific information about what is required after the UCAS deadline, but you will not need to write anything new specially for this.
- Admissions assessments
There will be no admissions assessment for this subject at Sidney Sussex College.
Two interviews, both with a focus on Psychology. Before one interview, candidates will be asked to study a short article on a topic in psychology, and this will be discussed in the interview.
- Subject requirements
- Learn about our standard entry requirements for Psychological and Behavioural Sciences on the University website.
- No specific subjects are required at Sidney Sussex but preference is given to applicants whose preparation includes some science subjects, including Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and an essay-based subject.
- Please note that offers are set on an individual basis using all of the information available to us in context of the entire field of applicants.
- Beyond the syllabus
Are you excited to learn more about the subject by delving beyond the school syllabus? Explore our Beyond the syllabus resource hub to discover interesting websites, podcasts, videos, and books related to the subject you love!
Typical undergraduate intake each year
2 - 4
Typical A-level offer
Typical IB offer
41-42 points overall, with 776 at Higher Level
At the University of Cambridge applications for postgraduate study are processed centrally by the Postgraduate Admissions Office. The application form and supporting documents are submitted electronically via their website and the online self-service system, though academic decisions on applications are made by the Faculty or Department.
There are many funding opportunities at Cambridge from a wide variety of sources including the Cambridge Trust, Gates Cambridge, Colleges, Departments, Research Councils and central University funds. You can use the Postgraduate Admissions' Cambridge Funding Search to find out which type of funding you might be eligible for, and how and when to apply. They also operate a Postgraduate Funding Competition to co-ordinate some of these funding opportunities and make the process easier for you as an applicant.
To find information about the funds available for postgraduate students at Sidney, visit our Studentships and funding page.
- Useful links
Course directory | Postgraduate Admissions | University of Cambridge
Funding | Postgraduate Admissions | University of Cambridge
How do I apply? | Postgraduate Admissions | University of Cambridge
International students | Postgraduate Admissions | University of Cambridge
Opportunities to work, travel and study
The College is able to offer financial support for a number of student pursuits including:
- Professional and research internships
- Study awards
- Vacation travel
- Arts and music
While it will not be possible to provide support in all cases, current students are strongly encouraged to apply if they have a project which would benefit from financial support.
Discover more on our Opportunities to work, travel, and study page.