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To apply for admission to all MPhil degrees in the Archaeology Department, visit the Postgraduate Admissions Office website and consult the information on the application procedure found in the University Prospectus Postgraduate Study at Cambridge.

Applications for all MPhil degrees can be submitted from September through the end of April for entry in the following academic year. Early application (by mid–December) is encouraged, particularly if the applicant is applying for funding, since earlier deadlines will apply.

Please address queries about the MPhil programmes to the Department's Postgraduate Admissions Administrator.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for applicants with a real passion for further study and research in Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Heritage Studies, or the languages and cultures of Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia.

We welcome your application if you have an excellent first degree in archaeology, biological anthropology, or a related subject or subjects. We value diversity, of background and outlook, and we welcome talented students from around the world.

Entry requirements

For information about entry requirements, please check the University’s Postgraduate admissions website.

How do I choose a college? 

All colleges admit postgraduate students in Archaeology, whether or not they have fellows in the subject. Aside from general criteria such as whether you like the feel of a college, its location and activities, you could also approach colleges where fellows work in areas you are interested in.


Find out more in person

 Postgraduate Study at Cambridge