Course Structure – HSPS

Part I 1st year
Courses In the first year, you choose four subjects from:

  • Politics
  • International Relations
  • Sociology
  • Social Anthropology
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Cultures of Egypt and Mesopotamia
  • Egyptian language
  • Akkadian language
  • Psychology
Assessment  First University examinations: Four written papers;satisfactory practical record
Part II 2nd and 3rd year
Courses You choose either one of five single-subject tracks, each of which enables you to take optional papers from other subjects; or you can choose one of seven two-subject tracks.Single-subject tracks are:

  • Politics and International Relations
  • Sociology
  • Social Anthropology
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Archaeology, Assyriology or Egyptology

You take four papers in both Years 2 and 3. If you choose a single subject you can replace one optional paper with a paper from another HSPS subject, an interdisciplinary research methods paper, or a paper borrowed from another degree course.

Two-subject tracks are:

  • Politics and Sociology
  • Sociology and Social Anthropology
  • Social and Biological Anthropology
  • Social Anthropology and Politics
  • Archaeology and Social Anthropology
  • Biological Anthropology and Archaeology
  • Assyriology and Egyptology

In Year 3, you can offer a dissertation as your fourth paper.

 

Assessment  You take four papers in both Years 2 and 3