Human, Social, and Political Sciences (HSPS)

Human, Social, and Political Sciences (HSPS)

Please note: Course content has changed since this film was produced.

If you want to study Politics, International Relations, Sociology, Anthropology, or Archaeology at Cambridge, this is the course for you. It offers several popular subject combinations, as well as specialist options, including Assyriology and Egyptology.

The flexibility of Human, Social, and Political Sciences (HSPS) at Cambridge allows you to explore a variety of subjects, many of which may be new to you (such as International Relations or Biological Anthropology), before pursuing advanced study in one or two specific subjects in your second and third years. Alternatively, if you already know the subject(s) in which you want to specialise, you can tailor the course to suit your interests right from the start while retaining the option to take individual papers in other subjects as well.

You’ll graduate from Cambridge having specialised in one or two subjects but will also have the advantage of a broad background across the human, social, and political sciences.

To find out more about Human, Social, and Political Sciences (HSPS) at Cambridge, see

Some of the students who appear in our course films are also featured in the 60 Second Impressions series, which can be found at – keep checking back as we’ll be adding new films every couple of weeks!