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Human, Social, and Political Sciences - HSPS Tripos


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 Social Anthropology.

The core subjects of the Human, Social, and Political Sciences (HSPS) Tripos are:

Students interested in degree courses in Archaeology or Biological Anthropology should visit the pages about the new Archaeology Tripos.

The HSPS Tripos offers a unique and exciting range of subjects for you to study. You can choose to specialise in any of our core subjects or to study two together. We also offer borrowed papers from other Triposes within the University, such as Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, History, History and Philosophy of Science, and Psychological and Behavioural Sciences.

Below you will find out more information about why you should come to study with us, what you can study and how you can combine our core subjects, our entry requirements and how to apply, and how to find out more about HSPS.

Why choose HSPS at Cambridge?
Course structure
Entry Requirements
Open Days
How to apply