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Human, Social, and Political Sciences

Human, Social, and Political Sciences If you want to study politics, sociology, anthropology or archaeology at Cambridge this is the course for you. It offers several popular subject combinations as well as specialist options, including Assyriology and Egyptology. Explore the subjects you like and experience new ones The flexibility of Human, Social, and Political Sciences (HSPS) at Cambridge allows you to explore a variety of subjects, many of which may be new to you (such as international relations or biological anthropology), before pursuing advanced study in one or two specific subjects in your second and third years. Alternatively, if you already know the subject(s) in which you want to specialise, you can tailor the course to suit your interests right from the start while retaining the option to take individual papers in other subjects as well. You’ll graduate from Cambridge having specialised in one or two subjects but will also have the advantage of a broad background across the human, social, and political sciences. Why choose Cambridge? Cambridge offers a world class undergraduate education. We have excellent teachers and learning facilities. The course is supported by two dedicated subject libraries and superb teaching resources including the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the Cambridge Archaeological Unit, computing facilities, multimedia-equipped teaching rooms, purpose-built laboratories and a rare collection of ethnographic films.

And after Cambridge? The analytical and critical skills, intellectual versatility, multicultural sensitivity and international outlook you develop through this course are widely sought after by employers. Recent graduates have pursued careers in research (both academic and policy research), the Civil Service (including the Foreign Office), journalism, management consultancy, museums, conservation and heritage management, national and international NGOs and development agencies, the Law, teaching, publishing, health management, and public relations.

During the first year, the different subjects vary broadly and you have time to decide which to specialise in from the second year. Jonathan

Fact file UCAS code

Typical offers require


A Level A*AA

Duration Three years 2014 entry Applications per place: 5 Number accepted: 186


IB 40-41 points, with 776 at Higher Level Other qualifications See p143-5

Colleges Available at all Colleges except Peterhouse Location Map references D, M, S (see p152-5)

No specific subjects required by any Colleges Useful preparation Arts subjects, an arts/science mix Admissions test Some Colleges require applicants to take the TSA (

University of Cambridge Undergraduate Prospectus 2016 Entry  

University of Cambridge Undergraduate Prospectus 2016 Entry