Course Overview

BA Archaeology & Anthropology

This degree offers a unique opportunity to study archaeology and anthropology together as complementary approaches to the study of human diversity, from earliest prehistory to the present. This course will suit highly motivated students who have an open and inquiring mind, a passion for the material culture of the past and present, and, who wish to study one of the most interdisciplinary and varied of all subjects. 

Our students benefit from:

Extraordinary access to museums and collections. As well as artefact handling sessions in local museums and archives, students study scientific techniques and methods in the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art. 

Outstanding library resources. In addition to their college libraries, students can access the Sackler, Balfour and Tylor libraries for collections specific to archaeology, anthropology, classics and the ancient world. 

College life. Oxford's beautiful colleges provide accommodation for at least two years (usually three) of the course and act as a social hub with limitless extra-curricular opportunities.

 

 

Specialist training in small groups. Oxford's tutorial system draws on a wealth of research and expertise from academics conducting pioneering research at the frontiers of academic scholarship. 

Excellent career prospects. In both 2017 and 2018 QS Top Universities World Rankings by Subject, archaeology at Oxford was ranked number 1 in the world (metrics including employer confidence in the quality of graduates produced). 

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