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Human, Social, and Political Sciences - HSPS Tripos

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What is HSPS?

Human, Social and Political Sciences (HSPS) is a Tripos (degree) which encompasses courses taught primarily through the Departments of Politics and International Studies, Sociology, and the Division of Social Anthropology.

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Applying to HSPS

Find out more about how to apply to HSPS at Cambridge

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Excellence in Teaching

Dr Mónica Moreno-Figueroa Pilkington Teaching Prize Winner and Senior Lecturer in Sociology, explains how she helps her students to engage with the course at Cambridge.

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HSPS Subjects

HSPS is an incredibly diverse subject- find out more about the course structure

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The Human, Social, and Political Science (HSPS) Tripos comprises subjects from three Departments:

Each of these departments has a worldwide reputation for teaching and research, and the HSPS 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.

Why choose HSPS at Cambridge?


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