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How Do I Apply?

HOW DO I APPLY?

The process of applying to study at Cambridge is much the same as that for other universities. However, at Cambridge the process starts earlier and the UCAS application deadline is 15th October.

The UCAS code for studying Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Assyriology and Egyptology is V400.

You can find detailed application information on the main Cambridge undergraduate website here.

Admissions Tutors and Directors of Studies in the Colleges are always happy to answer your questions.

WHAT A-LEVELS DO I NEED? 

We do not expect particular combinations of A-level subjects, and while we certainly welcome applicants who have done A level Archaeology, this is by no means necessary or expected.

A typical offer (made by the College you apply to) will be A*AA; for the International Baccalaureate: 40-42 points, with 776 at Higher Level; for the Scottish Advanced Higher Grade, the usual requirement is AAA. 

What we look for in applicants is academic ability, motivation, and intellectual curiosity; because Archaeology is such a broad field, our students have backgrounds in everything from History to Biology, English to Physics, Philosophy to Geography. 

 

IS THERE  A RECOMMENDED READING LIST?

Yes. Check out our recommended reading list for suggested title relating to the four tracks of our undergraduate course.

 

WHAT ABOUT ADMISSION ASSESSMENTS AND INTERVIEWS?

All applicants for Archaeology are required to take a written assessment at interview, if interviewed. Please see the following webpage for past papers: https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/archaeology#entry-requirements

Likewise, further information about the Cambridge interview process can be found here: https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/applying/interviews