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Human, Social And Political Sciences (HSPS)

Course Overview

If you want to study politics, international studies, sociology, and social anthropology at Cambridge, this is the course for you. HSPS offers a wide-ranging approach to the social sciences, with flexibility and the option to specialise. Most students take one paper in the four main areas of the degree during their first year, and then have to choose one or two tracks as their focus during the second and third years. HSPS at Cambridge is unique for this combination of a broad approach and the gradual building of subject-specific expertise, allowing students to specialise in those areas that interest them the most whilst ensuring they acquire a capacious conceptual and applied toolkit.

Find out more about the course here.

The Benefits of HSPS at Fitzwilliam College

Students at Fitz are very well supported. They work closely with their Director of Studies and with the wider HSPS community at College, who are keen to encourage intellectual curiosity and to enable students to pursue the paths that interest them the most within the degree.

Facts and Figures

Average intake each year: 7 - 8

Typical A Level offer: A*AA

Typical IB offer: 40 – 42 points with 776 at Higher Level

We may modify offers to take account of individual circumstances.

Essential subjects: no specific subjects required

Application Process

The admissions process normally consists of two interviews that are approximately 20 minutes long. 

Director of Studies

Dr Pedro Mendes Loureiro

Dr Natalie Morningstar