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How to apply

Admission to the University is managed by the Colleges. Therefore, if you decide to apply for HSPS at Cambridge you will need to choose a College to consider your application (or decide on an open application).

All those applying to the University of Cambridge to study Human, Social and Political Sciences will be asked to sit a pre-interview written assessment which will take place in their school, college or local testing centre in November. The same assessment will be used regardless of the College to which you have applied. These assessments will examine your academic abilities, knowledge-base and potential, and will form part of our holistic admissions process. The interviews are designed to see how you work through problems and take on new ideas, and to find out more about you. This is an important part of our selection procedure. In addition, some Colleges ask applicants to submit examples of their written work (one or two school/college essays) prior to interview. Further information, including example assessment papers and subject content, can be found on the University website: http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/human-social-and-political-sciences#entry-requirements

 Further information about applying to the University is available from the Undergraduate Study website at www.study.cam.ac.uk/undergraduate/apply/


For further information about the course as a whole, please email our general address: enquiries@hsps.cam.ac.uk
You can also contact the respective Departments and Divisions as follows:

Politics and International Relations
Website: www.polis.cam.ac.uk
Email: enquiries@polis.cam.ac.uk
Address: 
First Floor, Alison Richard Building     
7 West Road
Cambridge
CB3 9DT
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    Social Anthropology
Website: 
www.socanth.cam.ac.uk
Email: enquiries@socanth.cam.ac.uk
Address: 
Free School Lane
Cambridge
CB2 3RF
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    Sociology
Website: 
www.sociology.cam.ac.uk
Email: 
enquiries@sociology.cam.ac.uk  
Address: 
Free School Lane
Cambridge
CB2 3RQ
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