Miss Zoe Allwood
28 May 2021
Dear Man-Hon Yeung,
Your request was received on 1 May 2021 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (‘the Act’).
Please provide the following as it relates to the Psychological and Behavioural Sciences (PBS)
Tripos from 2017 to Present:
1. A table showing the number of students who changed courses to the PBS Tripos, by Original
Tripos (Table columns = year of transfer / Table rows = Original Tripos)
2. A table showing the number of students who changed from the PBS Tripos to another
course, by Destination Tripos (Table columns = year of transfer / Table rows = Destination
3. A list of the successful switches from PBS to Natural Sciences Tripos, along with:
(a) the PBS Part which was last completed before the switch;
(b) the Natural Sciences Part which was entered into; and
(c) the honours classification achieved prior to the switch
This information is attached. Note the following:
Data are as at 27 May 2021 in the University of Cambridge’s student record system, CamSIS.
Data exclude students on incoming exchange or other visiting programmes.
Changes in course were only identified where a PLNC (plan (i.e. course) change) code could
identify this in CamSIS: consequently, if a plan was changed, and this was not identifiable in
CamSIS with a PLNC code, then this would not have been returned.
The Management Studies Tripos consists of only one part, which can only be started after two
or three years of another Cambridge course (https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/management-studies).
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Students recorded as changing course in CamSIS before the beginning of their term of
admission are not included as a course transfer.
Students who subsequently changed their course from the Psychological and Behavioural
Sciences Tripos to another course, who then changed course again are not included.
Students on the six year medical or veterinary course transfer to a different Tripos part in year
3. This has not been included as a transfer, where the substantive course the student is still
following is the medical or veterinary course.
Please note that the attached document should not be copied, reproduced or used except in
accordance with the law of copyright.
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