September 22, 2022

BA Hons Social Sciences Undergraduate Full

Please provide copies of your school reports within your email for our consideration. We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the ‘United Kingdom’ section. Our entry requirements are listed under the ‘United States of America’ section. You will need to hold an English language qualification in place of ACT or SATR scores as we can only accept these for United States citizens.

  • Compulsory units cover core concepts that you’ll need to understand as part of your degree programme.
  • Human, Social, and Political Sciences includes politics and international relations, social anthropology and sociology.
  • You will be taught through a wide-variety of teaching methods including formal lectures, seminar activities, group work, project work and directed reading.
  • In Years 1 and 2 everyone studies the same modules, however in Years 3 and 4 you are given the opportunity to specialise in psychology, sociology or politics by electing to study specific modules.
  • This is a four-year version of our popular BA Childhood Studies, with an integrated foundation year.
  • Our entry requirements are listed under the ‘United Kingdom’ section.

5, 4, 4 in three elective subjects or 5, 4 in two elective subjects plus 4 in core English or Mathematics. Please contact us if you are taking this qualification with a different board. We may be able to consider your application if you are taking the Højere Handelseksamen , Højere Teknisk Eksamen , Højere Forberedelseseksamen . An average of 85% in the Diploma with 88%, 85%, 85% in three Year 12 subjects. 80% and 70% in two Higher subjects plus 5, 4, 4 in three Standard subjects. We cannot accept the Apolytirion unless it is studied alongside A levels.

What is Social Science?

An overall score of 85% in the classical, languages or scientific pathway with 9, 8, 8 in three subjects from your final report card. We do not accept grade A- in place of grade A or grade B- in place of grade B. You do not need the required grade in Mathematics if you study a higher level qualification in Mathematics or Statistics . Pass units worth 120 credits, including a minimum of a Pass 3 with 65% in a relevant essay-based Level 2 unit. See the ‘Combinations of qualifications’ section for information about combinations of A level and BTEC qualifications that we can consider. You can choose from a number of optional units in years 1, 2 and 3.

HSPS students are able to change to an alternative course after completion of Part I as long as the course in question is willing to take them and they have approval from their College. There are no compulsory additional course costs for HSPS, though please refer to the relevant course information if you wish to take any papers from other degree courses that may incur additional costs. Full course details about HSPS are available on the Faculty website and if you have any queries about resources/materials, please contact the Faculty. Depending on the track you choose, there may be options to take individual papers in the other HSPS subjects or from other courses as well. This culminates with the opportunity to complete a final year placement module that enables you to put your acquired knowledge and abilities to use in a workplace suited to your individual skills and interests. Two £1,000 awards for students who have overcome challenges to attend university.


Such research activity ensures that our course is kept current and relevant. Your final paper can be a further sociology paper, one from another HSPS subject, or borrowed from another department . Optional paper topics in Years 2 and 3 usually include urban anthropology, gender, development, science and society, media and visual culture, as well as choices from another HSPS subject. Cambridge offers a world-class undergraduate education, and excellent teachers and learning facilities.