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Applying to Sociology

Applying to Cambridge may seem like an overwhelming experience, but by following the steps below, we hope to make this experience much easier.

How do I apply to study Sociology?

Are you looking to study Sociology at Cambridge, but can't find the subject listed in UCAS?!

When applying for a degree in Sociology, you need to apply to the Tripos- HSPS (Human, Social, and Political Sciences). HSPS houses 3 departments: Department of Sociology, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology and Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS).

Each of these departments has a worldwide reputation for teaching and research. The undergraduate curriculum is designed to serve students who have a clear disciplinary commitment at the time of application, as well as those who want a broader multidisciplinary degree.

Undergraduate students study several disciplines in their first year and then specialise in one (i.e. Sociology) or two (i.e. Sociology with Social Anthropology or Sociology with Politics) in their second and third years.

 

Applying to Cambridge

Now comes the application- this useful video has been designed to explain the application process...

 

In Summary...

1. Pick your Subject (HSPS) and College (or Open Application)

2. Apply online via UCAS by the 15th October 2017

3. Fill in the Supplementary Application Questionnaire (SAQ)- this is your chance to provide any extra information to support your application.

4. Attend an interview in December (and maybe a second in January)

5. Focus on your exams

 

Further Questions

If you have any further questions about the application process, have a look at our FAQ page, the HSPS website or speak to the Admissions Tutor at the College you wish to apply to.

The Cambridge Open Days will be held on the 6th and 7th July 2017 where you can come and speak to a member of staff for more information about your application.

 

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