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Department of Archaeology


Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for applicants and offer-holders

 We understand that you may have questions and concerns about your studies with us during the ever-changing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. The University of Cambridge and the Department of Archaeology are planning to be open for teaching and research for the start of the 2020/21 academic year. 

Although we cannot predict the evolution of the pandemic and the associated government guidelines, rest assured that we are doing our best to offer a rich and interactive learning experience, one which will adapt to the changing circumstances. Cambridge takes pride in delivering very bespoke and participatory teaching as well as a rich social life; the collegiate University is working hard to retain those traditions while also exploring complementary strategies. 

Following current government recommendations, it is highly likely that large-group lectures and other events will have to take place online. To accomplish this, we are working hard to adapt our content and delivery to online media. This strategy has additional benefits; by freeing up space and timetable slots we are hoping to facilitate small-group seminars, practical sessions and individual supervisions in-person as much as possible.

The admissions cycle is progressing as normal, and staff continue to process applications and offers within the normal timeframes. Please continue to check the Applicant Portal or, if you have an offer of admission, the Self-Service Portal for updates.

You may also want to keep an eye on the Graduate Admissions coronavirus guidance website for general information.

For course-specific information – including questions, concerns or just to say hi – please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your supervisor directly. 

We look forward to welcoming you to the Department of Archaeology and to having you join our vibrant postgraduate community.

The Department of Archaeology offers a range of taught Masters Programmes (MPhil) as well as an outstanding environment for independent research leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The Archaeology Programme at Cambridge has been ranked number one overall in the UK for the fifth year in a row by the independent Complete University Guide

**Please join us online at the "University Archaeology Day - Postgraduate degrees" event on 28 April, 2021 to find out more.** 

Both require application through the Graduate Admission Office of the University of Cambridge. Graduate Admissions provide further information to potential national and international applicants on entry requirements, fees and funding for Postgraduate Study in their Research Degrees section.

For application procedures specific to the study of Archaeology at postgraduate level, please consult the MPhil and PhD sections; for further questions, please contact the Department's Graduate Administrator or consult the University of Cambridge Postgraduate Guide 2020.

For more information on both general funding opportunities and funding opportunities specific to Archaeology at Cambridge please see the Funding for Postgraduate Students section.




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