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UCAS CODE: V400

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Churchill

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Archaeology at Cambridge

Students at the Department of Archaeology are part of a diverse research community. Our course encompasses Archaeology, Assyriology, Biological Anthropology and Egyptology. Its flexibility means you can either specialise from Year 1, or opt for a broad start before concentrating on up to two subjects from the second year.

  • Archaeology uses material evidence, from molecules to monumental structures, to explore the human past and understand past societies.
  • Assyriology is the study of the languages, cultures, history and archaeology of ancient Mesopotamia (Sumer, Babylonia and Assyria).
  • Biological Anthropology investigates human evolution and diversity, biology and behaviour, and the interaction between biology and culture.
  • Egyptology is the study of the history, languages, society, archaeology and religion of ancient Egypt.

Teaching and resources

Our Archaeology degree is one of the most dynamic of its kind. Our staff are at the forefront of research, involving students through fieldwork and research projects.

Our excellent resources include the Cambridge Archaeological Unit (a dedicated professional field unit), a well-equipped IT suite, purpose built laboratories and dedicated libraries. In addition, the Duckworth Collection of human and primate skeletal remains and fossil hominin casts, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Fitzwilliam Museum provide access to collections of primary sources of world importance.

After Cambridge

Our course offers the theoretical foundation and training in standard methods and specialised techniques required for academic and professional practice.

The intellectual versatility and transferable skills that our students develop – the ability to think critically, analyse texts, handle data and work collaboratively – mean they’re widely sought after by employers. Graduates have gone on to work in the commercial archaeology sector in the UK and internationally as well as for other heritage organisations such as the National Trust and Historic England. Recent graduates have also gone into law, advertising, media, conservation, health and further academic study.

Application deadline

15 October

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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22,227per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : A*AA

Typical A Level offer: A*AA

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University information

University of Cambridge

  • University League Table

    2nd

  • Campus address

    University of Cambridge, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    1st out of 33

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    195 100%

    1st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82.0 82%

    2nd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

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