Students at the Department of Archaeology are part of a diverse research community. The Archaeology programme offered by the University of Cambridge includes courses like Archaeology, Assyriology, Biological Anthropology and Egyptology. Its flexibility means you can either specialize from the first year or opt for a broad start before concentrating on up to two subjects from the second year.
- Archaeology uses material evidence, from molecules to monumental structures, to explore the human past and understand past societies.
- Assyriology is the study of the languages, cultures, history, and archaeology of ancient Mesopotamia (Sumer, Babylonia, and Assyria).
- Egyptology is the study of the history, languages, society, archaeology, and religion of ancient Egypt.
- Biological Anthropology investigates human evolution and diversity, biology and behavior, and the interaction between biology and culture.
Teaching and resources
The fantastic resources include purpose-built laboratories, dedicated libraries and a well-equipped IT suite. In addition, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Fitzwilliam Museum provide access to extensive collections of primary sources of world importance.
Our course offers the theoretical foundation and training in standard methods and specialised techniques required for academic and professional practice.
The intellectual versatility and transferable skills that our students develop – such as the ability to think critically, analyse texts, handle data and work collaboratively – mean they’re widely sought after by employers in many related and unrelated fields. Graduates have gone on to work in the commercial archaeology sector as well as museums, commerce, diplomacy, advertising, media, conservation, health and further academic study among others.
- Egyptian language and archaeological methods and concepts,
- Society, religion and death in Ancient Egypt
- Advanced Akkadian language and Mesopotamian archaeology
- Mesopotamian history or culture
- Sumerian language
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesArchaeology View 183 other Bachelors in Archaeology in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- All applicants for Archaeology are required to take a written assessment at the interview
- Candidates academic record and forecast grades in school-leaving examinations
- Examples of recent written work submitted to the College to which they are applying
International22227 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22227 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Cambridge
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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