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Department of Archaeology



The undergraduate course is spread over 3 years. The modular course is configured to allow maximum flexibility in accommodating specific interests that may develop over the undergraduate years.

After a joint first year, it allows you to specialise in one or more of:


  • Archaeology uses material evidence to explore the nature and development of particular societies and to explain the variations and commonalities of the human past.

  • Assyriology is the study of the languages, cultures, history, archaeology and religion of ancient Mesopotamia (Sumer, Babylonia and Assyria).

  • Biological Anthropology explores human evolution, 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.


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Prospective International Undergraduate Students

Want to know more about studying archaeology at Cambridge as an International Undergraduate Student?

Cambridge is a great place to be a student and has a truly diverse community. Just over 11 per cent of the university's undergraduates (around 1,300 students) are from overseas (outside the EU), representing more than 65 countries. Wherever you're from, you'll quickly start to make friends and feel at home, and with everything that's on offer, you'll soon wonder how you're going to fit it all in!

Archaeology has a dedicated International Student Liaison Officer, , who is happy to receive your enquiries regarding admissions, finance, applications, entrance requirements, visas etc. Please get in touch!

You can also refer to the main Cambridge website for International Students for further information.


Departmental Prospectus

Archaeology Undergraduate Prospectus