The study of humankind from the origins of the human species to the present day

Average intake: 2

  • Our students take an integrated course in archaeology and anthropology, drawing on a huge range of interests and resources in both fields.

  • We are well situated halfway between the two departments, and also have access to excellent libraries and museums, including the Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers

  • Tutorials are led by lecturers and researchers who are also world-class researchers and University teachers.

  • Our students are dedicated and enthusiastic, participating in the Oxford University Archaeological Society and the Oxford University Anthropological Society; volunteering at both the Pitt Rivers and Ashmolean Museums; and assisting with both fieldwork and museum work, in the UK and abroad.

  • Our students go on to successful careers in a variety of areas, including academia, museum work, archaeological employment, business, teaching, journalism, and the volunteer sector.

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