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Teaching is provided through lectures, supervisions and seminars. Some subjects also include practical or laboratory classes and fieldwork. In the first year, you have around eight lectures and one or two supervisions a week. Assessment takes place at the end of each year. In most cases this takes the form of a three-hour written examination for each paper, though some are assessed by coursework. In the final year, you can choose to substitute one paper for a dissertation of up to 10,000 words. Year 1 (Part I)

Years 2 and 3 (Part II)

In the first year, you choose four subjects from:

For your second and third years (see p70-1), you can either choose one of five single-subject tracks, each of which enables you to take optional papers from other subjects; or you can choose one of seven two-subject tracks.

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Politics International Relations Sociology Social Anthropology Biological Anthropology Archaeology Cultures of Egypt and Mesopotamia Egyptian language Akkadian language Psychology

The single-subject tracks are: • • • • •

Many combinations of subjects are possible, including for example: • Politics, Sociology, International Relations, Social Anthropology • Social Anthropology, Sociology, Politics, Archaeology • Biological Anthropology, Archaeology, Psychology, Social Anthropology • Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Cultures of Egypt and Mesopotamia, Social Anthropology • Cultures of Egypt and Mesopotamia, Akkadian language, Egyptian language, Archaeology

Politics and International Relations Sociology Social Anthropology Biological Anthropology Archaeology, Assyriology or Egyptology

You take four papers in both Years 2 and 3. If you choose a single subject you can replace one optional paper with a paper from another HSPS subject, an interdisciplinary research methods paper, or a paper borrowed from another degree course. The two-subject tracks are: • • • • • • •

Politics and Sociology Sociology and Social Anthropology Social and Biological Anthropology Social Anthropology and Politics Archaeology and Social Anthropology Biological Anthropology and Archaeology Assyriology and Egyptology

You take four papers in both Years 2 and 3, choosing two from a number of options available in each subject in each year. In Year 3, you can offer a dissertation as your fourth paper. Please note that it’s not possible to change track between Years 2 and 3, unless you’re switching from a two-subject track to one of the subjects within it. Some Year 3 papers may only be available if you’ve taken the relevant paper in your second year.

Related courses Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

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Education

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Geography

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History

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Open days 2015 Track-specific open days are available – see the Faculty website for details and booking

Psychological and Behavioural Sciences 100

College open days (arts)

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Cambridge Open Days – 2 July, 3 July (see p147)

Theology and Religious Studies

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Human, Social, and Political Sciences

Course overview

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