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Human, Social, and Political Sciences - HSPS Tripos

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The Faculty of Human, Social, and Political Science (HSPS) comprises 4 Departments:

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. The HSPS Faculty offers two Triposes at undergraduate level; Human, Social and Political Science Tripos and Archaeology Tripos.

At the graduate level, there are established one-year M.Phils in:

  • Archaeology (including Assyriology and Egyptology)
  • Biological Anthropology
  • International Relations and Politics
  • Social Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Latin American Studies
  • South Asian Studies
  • African Studies
  • Development Studies
  • Gender Studies

Ph.D students conduct research within a wide range of subjects within these fields. More details about all of our graduate programmes are available on the websites of each Department.