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University of Cambridge


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Archaeology covers a huge range of topics, spanning the evolution of humans through the development of farming, ancient civilisations and world empires, as well as the role of material culture in human life and of heritage in modern societies. Students can follow several streams – Archaeology (covering all world cultures), Biological Anthropology, Egyptology and Assyriology.

The subject is currently taught at Cambridge as part of the Human, Social and Political Sciences Tripos.

From 2017, Cambridge is launching an exciting new undergraduate degree programme in single honours archaeology. Murray Edwards has a long tradition of admitting students for this subject and will continue to do so for the new degree starting in 2017. 

Full details of entry requirements and selection processes across all colleges can be found on the central University webpages.

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