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Information for Prospective Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate courses

The Cambridge University Division of Archaeology has been ranked number 1 in the QS World Rankings by Subject 2016 and number 1 by the Complete University Guide since 2010 and we are excited that 2017 sees the launch of our NEW single-honours track Archaeology tripos.

Our archaeology degree encompasses multiple tracks: Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Assyriology and Egyptology.

You can specialise in your chosen track already in Year 1, or combine them in Year 1 and specialise from Year 2.

Our courses range in time from the Palaeolithic to the modern day and cover the Americas, the UK and Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia and Australia. We also offer courses on archaeological theory and practice, archaeological science, and museum and heritage studies. 

Teaching in the Archaeology Division at Cambridge combines lectures, seminars, practical work, language classes, and lab experience. Fieldwork experience, for which departmental subsidies are available, is a vital element of the Archaeology BA course, and there are many opportunities for students to join department-based research projects. The Archaeology Division staff includes well-established scholars who are acknowledged leaders in the field, as well as exciting young scholars with developing reputations for excellence.

There is an official student society of the Division of Archaeology, the Archaeology Field Club, and students from the Department also publish their own academic journal, the Archaeological Review from Cambridge.

Download our leaflets on Archaeology, Biological Anthropology and Assyriology and Egyptology for further information.


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