Archaeology and Anthropology

Archaeology and anthropology are two of the most interdisciplinary and varied subjects which together encompass the study of humankind from the origins of the human species to the present day. Both subjects involve a range of sophisticated approaches shared with the arts and sciences.

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Archaeology and Anthropology at Oxford  |  How to Apply

Archaeology and Anthropology at Oxford

In this degree you will study humans and their material culture to examine how humans behave, how societies function and explore the drivers and implications of how different places and cultures interact. Students will have extraordinary access to our laboratories as well as local museums and collections including the Pitt Rivers Museum and the Ashmolean Museum. Students participate in a least four weeks of fieldwork anywhere in the world.

Student working on skulls

The Course

Taster Lecture - Not just Cavemen!

With Professor Nick Barton.

How to Apply

A background of studying both arts and science subjects can be helpful to students in completing the course, although there are no specific subject requirements for admission. For further information on how to apply, click here

Admissions and Course Overview