- Typical intake per year: 6
- Typical offer: A*AA for A Level or 40-42 points with 776 at Higher Level for IB
- Required subjects: None
- Useful preparation: English, History, Languages
- Admissions assesment: No, not required at Queens'
- Submitted work: Yes, required at Queens'
Human, Social, and Political Sciences (HSPS) is a flexible course including politics and international relations, social anthropology and sociology. You can specialise in one or two of these, but the structure of the course also enables exploration of a variety of subjects in the first year, meaning the course is well suited both to those with specific subject interests, and to those looking for a multidisciplinary degree.
Information about the course structure, departmental teaching arrangements, offered topics and options can be found on the University of Cambridge website: Human, Social, and Political Sciences Course Outline
You can study a range of different subjects in the first year which gives you time to decide what you want to specialise in for the second and third years.
HSPS at Queens’
Queens’ has a strong reputation in the constituent subjects of HSPS. It has particular strengths in Sociology and Politics and International Relations, with recent Part II (second and third year) students going on to win both College and University prizes.
Academic and Teaching Staff
Professor Ella McPherson, see also Professor Ella McPherson | Department of Sociology
Professor Chris Bickerton, see also Professor Christopher Bickerton | Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)
Dr Cristina Peñasco, see also Dr Cristina Peñasco | Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)