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How Do I Apply?


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: 40-41 points, with 776 at Higher Level; for the Scottish Advanced Higher Grade, the usual requirement is AAA. 

What we look for in applicants is 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. 



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 website here.

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