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Faculty of Human, Social, and Political Sciences



As an HSPS student, you will have access to many excellent libraries, and may find that you do not need to buy any books at all. The University facilities include:

  • the University Library (UL) off West Road, which holds over eight million books and journals
  • the Haddon Library on the Downing site, which is dedicated to Archaeology and Anthropology
  • the Seeley Library on the Sidgwick Site which houses the Politics and International Relations collection
  • access to extensive electronic journal facilities
  • your College library.



Computing facilities

The Faculty has a wide range of computing facilities which are delivered by the HSPS IT Team.

Details on computing and IT resources and how to request IT assistance can be found by clicking on: [more details].


Other resources

We know how important it is for students to have somewhere to work where they feel comfortable. Cambridge offers many quiet spaces for you to work, including the many rooms in the UL, subject libraries, College libraries, common rooms, computer rooms, gardens, cafes, or perhaps yet undiscovered corners.

Moodle is an online file-sharing tool that enables students to access course handouts and useful other information.

The University Skills Portal offers opportunities for skill development to enhance your study experience.

The University of Cambridge has a dedicated Careers Service available both during and after your studies to help you plan your next steps. Their contacts and resources bring many employers to you.


Information for Faculty Staff (Intranet)

Information for Faculty Staff can be found here.

HSPS Faculty

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


The HSPS Faculty offers two Triposes at undergraduate level:


Libraries and Facilities