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Department of Sociology

Undergraduate Study

The Sociology course at Cambridge gives you the opportunity to study the ways that our world is changing.

Sociology at Cambridge is taught within the interdisciplinary Human, Social and Political Sciences (HSPS) Tripos. This undergraduate degree programme is only offered at the University of Cambridge, and offers students the opportunity to approach global challenges from a range of subjects including Politics, Sociology and Social Anthropology.

The HSPS course provides excellent training in analytical and critical skills, intellectual versatility and multicultural sensitivity, as well as fostering an international outlook that equips students for work or further study in a rapidly changing world.

As well as developing a deep understanding of modern societies and sociological thinking, students also develop transferable skills such as writing about complex issues and analysing qualitative and quantitative data.

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Course structure

Sociology at Cambridge is taught within the interdisciplinary Human, Social and Political Sciences (HSPS) undergraduate degree.

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Fees and funding

Although the cost of tuition can seem daunting, there is support available to help you finance your studies, and a Cambridge degree is an investement in your future.

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Applying to Sociology

The Department of Sociology welcomes applications from students who want a broad introduction to the social sciences as well as the opportunity to study Sociology in depth.

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Preparing for interview

Around 75% of applicants are invited for interview each year. Preparing for the interview is easier than you might think.

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Students testimonials

Find out what our students have to say about the HSPS programme, and studying Sociology at Cambridge.

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Guidance for teachers

Find out how you can provide advice and support to your students who may be thinking of applying to Cambridge.

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Support and services

We pride ourselves in being an supportive department with many resources to help students during their studies.

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