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Faculty of Human, Social, and Political Sciences


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

  • Politics and International Relations
  • Sociology
  • Social Anthropology

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 or more together. We also offer borrowed papers from other Triposes within the University, such as Archaeology and Biological Anthropology, History and Politics, and Psychology 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.


HSPS Faculty

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


The HSPS Faculty offers two Triposes at undergraduate level:


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