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Human, Social, and Political Sciences - HSPS

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HSPS Tripos

If you want to study politics, sociology or social anthropology at Cambridge this is the course for you. 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 social anthropology), before pursuing advanced study in one or two specific subjects in your second and third years.

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The Faculty of Human, Social, and Political Science (HSPS) comprises 3 Departments:

  • Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Sociology.

Each of these departments has a worldwide reputation for teaching and research, and the undergraduate curriculum (Tripos) is designed to serve both students who have a clear disciplinary commitment at the time of application as well as those who want a broader multidisciplinary degree.


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Libraries available to HSPS students.

A selection of notable research bodies based in our core tripos departments.

Housing artefacts made by people across the world and throughout human history.