HSPS is one of the most diverse and international subject communities in our College. In addition to our undergraduates, we have a strong postgraduate presence, with over twenty MPhil and PhD Anthropologists, Criminologists, Sociologists and Political Scientists, alongside research and teaching staff.

The BA in Human, Social and Political Sciences is a broad, flexible degree, enabling students to sample new subjects such as Archaeology, Biological Anthropology and Psychology, as well as pursuing focussed pathways in Politics and International Relations, Sociology, and Social Anthropology. It offers a springboard into a huge variety of careers, from journalism and public relations to law, heritage management and international development.

 

Further information about the course can be found on the Faculty and University websites.

Typical offers require

  • A Level: A*AA
  • IB: 40-42 points, with 776 at Higher Level 

For other qualifications, see the main entrance requirements pages on the University website.

Course Requirements

  • No subject-specific entrance requirements

Admissions Assessment

  • All applicants are required to take the pre-interview written assessment for HSPS (Arts-Humanities Admissions Assessment) at an authorised centre local to them (for a lot of applicants, this will be their school/college).

  • Further details about the written assessment can be found on the University website here.

Written work 

Applicants are required to submit one or two school/college essays as examples of written work prior to interview. 

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