Archaeology and Anthropology course

Cambridge offers a three-year course (‘Tripos’) in Archaeology and Anthropology during which students specialise in one of the three disciplines of the Department: Archaeology, Biological Anthropology or Social Anthropology.

This University is distinctive, however, in combining these three disciplines during the first year of the course (Part I of the Tripos).  This provides a comprehensive introduction to and overview of the three subjects and related techniques, and forms the bedrock of a student’s later specialisation.

The conclusion of the first year is an Honours examination in the four papers taken by the student.  Following Part I, and building on this broad introduction, the great majority of students choose one of the disciplines for the second and the third year study (called ‘Part II’).

More on:
- Parts I and II