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Overview

Typical offer: A*AA (or equivalent)

Required subjects: None

Useful subjects: History, Classics, Geography, a language, sciences, and social sciences

Number of students per year: Around 2

The BA in Archaeology is a flexible degree, enabling students to sample new subjects such as Sociology and Social Anthropology, as well as pursuing focussed pathways in Archaeology, Assyriology, Biological Anthropology and Egyptology. It offers a springboard into academic and professional practice, alongside careers ranging from journalism to conservation, heritage management and healthcare.

 

 

In first year, students pick three papers from six core archaeology, language and biological anthropology modules. Alongside this, students complete a fourth paper which is chosen either from the six core modules or from psychology, social anthropology, sociology or politics/international relations.

In years two and three, students pursue one of sour single-subject tracks. More information about the layout of these tracks can be found on the department website.

Further information can be found on the Faculty and University websites. 

Typical offers require

  • A-Level: A*AA
  • IB: 42 points, with 776 in Higher Level
  • Advanced Highers: A1, A2, A2

For other qualifications see the main entrance requirements pages on the University website. 

Subject Requirements

  • Required: None
  • Highly recommended: History, Classics, Geography, languages, sciences and social sciences

Mature students and those taking other qualifications are encouraged to contact our Admissions Office (at admissions@lucy.cam.ac.uk) to discuss the entry requirements for their qualifications.

Written work

Students are required to submit one piece of written work.

Assessments

Students are required to sit a Cambridge College registered admissions assessment.

Interviews

Interviews allow us to distinguish amongst excellent applicants by assessing the skills and aptitudes essential for successful study in higher education, and your academic qualities – essentially, how do you think?

For 2023 entry, interviews for all applicants, will take place virtually, except for UK-based applications to Trinity College. However, the aims and content will still be the same as in-person interviews.

Each candidate typically has two interviews, lasting between twenty and thirty minutes. In some cases, you will be given preparatory reading beforehand.

In a few subjects, you will be interviewed by more than one College or in the Faculty. You will be notified of this in your interview invitation.

Supracurricular exploration is an important way to expand your knowledge of your subject, explore your interests and develop your skills. Our new webpage contains guidance on supracurricular exploration and a comprehensive source of resources, grouped according to undergraduate degrees at Cambridge. 

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