What to do with the degree

Archaeology and Anthropology offer a wide range of careers and research opportunities. The analytical and critical skills, intellectual flexibility, multi-cultural sensitivity, ability to work in a team and international outlook developed through the study of the subject are widely sought by employers in many fields.

Former Arch&Anth students are successful in a variety of professions which range from high-flying City jobs to journalism, to occupations in development and human rights agencies. For example, the press officer for the World Food Programme took our degree. Some of our alumni follow slightly less orthodox career routes, one being a professional poker player…

Graduates of the Faculty include HRH the Prince of Wales, Professor Alison Richard, the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, the poet Ted Hughes, the sculptor Anthony Gormley, the craft potter Jim Keeling, the actors Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton and Sandi Toksvig, the author Tom Sharpe, the politician Tom King, the restaurateur and chef Alistair Little, Denise Kingsmill (Deputy Chairman of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission) and many university lecturers/professors and museum curators in institutions around the world.

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