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Human, Social & Political Sciences

Human, Social and Political Sciences students develop the skills to observe and critique the collective aspects of human life and societies

Human, Social and Political Sciences (HSPS) incorporates politics and international relations, sociology and social anthropology. You will study a range of subjects in the first year, then go on to specialise in one or two disciplines. The great strength of HSPS is its diversity: it is a truly multidisciplinary course, all taught 'from scratch', with no expectation of specific prior knowledge. This makes it fun, as everyone is discovering new material and ideas together. More information about the course can be found on the University website.

HSPS at Murray Edwards

Murray Edwards has one of the largest HSPS cohorts in Cambridge. We typically admit 8-10 students per year, giving up to 30 students on the course at any one time. We are a vibrant and collaborative community and we hold regular academic and social events. Students work together and discuss topics they are studying as they walk to lectures and eat meals together. We also have a reading group that meets regularly to discuss interesting social science readings from outside the syllabus, to which History and Politics students are also invited. 

Typical offer

A Level: A*AA 

IB: 42 (776)

Required subjects

No specific subjects are required.

Admissions assessment

No admissions assessment is required.

Written work

Applicants are required to submit two pieces of written work.

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