Undergraduate Studies

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MAA regularly hosts practicals for undergraduate students of archaeology and other subjects. These enable students to get their hands on relevant artefacts from the Museum’s collections, gaining essential practical experience alongside their lectures and seminars.

MAA holds a teaching collection of more than 1,500 archaeological objects from the Museum’s reserve collection, known as the Keyser Teaching Collection. Practical sessions at the museum drawing on this rich resource form a core component of many undergraduate courses offered by the Division of Archaeology.

Both Archaeology and Anthropology are now components of the University of Cambridge’s Human, Social, and Political Sciences Tripos, but as from October 2017 there will be a new Archaeology Tripos, covering Archaeology and Biological Anthropology http://www.arch.cam.ac.uk/prospective-students/undergraduates Social Anthropology courses will remain in the Human, Social, and Political Sciences Tripos.

A new single-honours BA Archaeology degree has been launched for 2017 entry and several outreach events are being held in the run-up to the October 2016 UCAS application deadline. To get involved, contact the Division of Archaeology directly at outreach@arch.cam.ac.uk.