Human, Social and Political Science

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A broad and flexible course encompassing sociology, social anthropology, politics and international relations, which allows for specialisation from the first year.

Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to Human, Social and Political Science.


Overview πŸ”— This is the Human, Social and Political Sciences section of the University undergraduate prospectus. The most important information about the course is here, including entry requirements, course structure, and prerequisites.

Faculty website πŸ”— This is the official Faculty webpage for prospective undergraduates, which links to various resources. The most important of them is the course structure πŸ”— 🌟, which gives a general overview of what studying Human, Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge is like.

Unofficial Prospectus πŸ”— This is an unofficial prospectus put together by the Cambridge University Student Union; it’s written based on students’ perspectives and gives a better sense of what the day-to-day experience as a Human, Social and Political Sciences student is like, compared to official materials.

More things to explore

Talking Politics podcast πŸ”— 🌟 A weekly podcast hosted by David Runciman, a Politics professor at Cambridge. The podcast regularly hosts other Cambridge academics and well-known political figures to discuss current political affairs and issues.

Camthropod πŸ”— A podcast hosted by the Cambridge Department of Anthropology, which interviews guest speakers about their work and contemporary anthropological issues.

CambTweet HSPS πŸ”— 🌟 Follow the daily life of a current HSPS student through this Twitter account!

Application Resources

Reading Lists πŸ”— These are the reading lists for the papers that first-years take. Don’t be intimidated by how long they are; they’re intended to be worked through over the course of a full academic year, and honestly no one reads everything anyway.

FAQ πŸ”— 🌟 Some useful answers to common questions about the application process.

InsideUni Human, Social and Political Sciences interview experiences πŸ”— 🌟 Current students talk about their interview experience, as well as sharing some tips. We’re biased, but we think they’re useful!