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Prospective Undergraduate

Sociology in Cambridge is taught within the context of what is called the Human, Social and Political Sciences Tripos (HSPS). HSPS is simply the general administrative framework within which Sociology and several other social science subjects – Politics, Social Anthropology, Biological Anthropology and Archaeology – are taught in Cambridge.

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Prospective Graduate Students

There is a strong and lively graduate community in the Department, with a dedicated study area, online forums, and support available from academic and administrative staff.

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All the sociologists in Cambridge are very active in research and maintain strong publication records. Sociology is an integral part of a large social science research base in Cambridge where multiple forms of cross-departmental and interdisciplinary collaboration are actively encouraged and supported.

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Sociology at Cambridge

Cambridge is one of the world’s leading centres for teaching and research in sociology. Cambridge is consistently ranked first among all Sociology departments in the UK by the Guardian, the Times and the Independent.

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The Cambridge Undergraduate Quantitative Methods Centre was established in the summer of 2014 and is dedicated to improving the provision of quantitative methods training to social science and humanities undergraduates at the University of Cambridge. Housed in the Department of Sociology, the Centre is directed by Dr Brendan Burchell. The new website for CUQM has just gone live and can be found here:

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