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Human, Social, and Political Sciences, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #3 (WUR) Cambridge, United Kingdom
The Human, Social, and Political Sciences programme offered by the University of Cambridge includes politics and international relations, social anthropology and sociology. You can specialize in one or two of these, but the flexibility of the course also enables exploration of a variety of subjects in the first year.
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Overview

Human, Social, and Political Sciences (HSPS) at Cambridge can be tailored from the start. This means it’s suited both to those with specific subject interests and to those looking for a multidisciplinary degree. The Human, Social, and Political Sciences programme offered by the University of Cambridge  comprises three core disciplines, taught by globally respected departments:

  • Politics and International Relations explores politics within and between countries, covering issues from human rights and democracy, to financial crises and international conflict.
  • Social anthropologists address ‘what it is to be human’ by studying social and cultural diversity – how people live, think and relate to each other around the world.
  • Sociology focuses on the nature of modern societies and the processes that shape social life, by examining social institutions and topics such as power and inequality.
  • Depending on the subject(s) you choose, there may be options to take individual papers in the other HSPS subjects or from other courses as well.

Careers

The analytical and critical skills, intellectual versatility, multicultural sensitivity and international outlook you develop through this course are widely sought after by employers. Recent graduates have pursued careers in research (both academic and policy research), the Civil Service (including the Foreign Office), journalism, management consultancy, museums, conservation and heritage management, national and international NGOs and development agencies, the Law, teaching, publishing, health management, and public relations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Politics
  • International Relations
  • Sociology
  • Social anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Psychology
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Sociology
  • Social Anthropology
  • Politics and Sociology
  • Social Anthropology and Politics
  • Sociology and Criminology
  • Sociology and Social Anthropology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    110

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General Requirements

  • All applicants are required to take the pre-interview written assessment
  • Candidates academic record and forecast grades in school-leaving examinations
  • Examples of recent written work submitted to the College to which they are applying

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21168 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21168 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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