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Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge


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Archaeology at Cambridge encompasses Archaeology, Assyriology, Biological Anthropology and Egyptology. It is a flexible course, which means that you can either specialise from Year 1, or opt for a broad start before concentrating on up to two subjects from the second year. More information about the course can be found on the University website.

Archaeology at Murray Edwards College

At Murray Edwards, we aim to admit one student a year for Archaeology, meaning that you will be part of a small community within the College. However, the opportunity to take papers from related courses – such as HSPS, PBS and Classics – will enable you to study with students from other disciplines.

Typical offer
A Level: A*AA with A* in an essay subject or language
IB: 42, 776 with 7 in IB Higher Level essay subject or IB Higher Level language

Required subjects
No specific subjects are required.

Admissions Assessment
All applicants for Archaeology are required to take a written assessment at interview, if interviewed.

Written work
Murray Edwards Archaeology applicants are asked to submit written work to the College.

Academic and teaching staff