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.

Undergraduate Study

Written work

Two essays, which should be on relevant topics where possible. We will send out more specific information about what is required after the UCAS deadline.

Admissions assessments

There will be no admissions assessment for this subject at Sidney Sussex College.

Interviews

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 A-level offer

A*AA

Typical IB offer

41-42 points overall, with 776 at Higher Level

Typical undergraduate intake each year

2 - 4

Postgraduate Study

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.

Funding

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
  • Sport

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.