Clare College Cambridge

Applying for Archaeology

Admissions Requirements

Creux le faiesThere are no specific requirements on subjects studied at A-level.Depending on your area of interest, we welcome students from a wide range of subjects, including from the Humanities (such as History, English, Classics or a language), Social Sciences (such as Geography, Sociology, Psychology or Anthropology), and the Sciences (such as Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics). Applicants for Egyptology and Assyriology are strongly encouraged to have studied an ancient or modern language. Offers are based on A-level (or equivalent) examination results, a typical offer to read Archaeology would be A*AA at A-level or 7,7,6 (42+ overall) in the IB or the equivalent in other educational systems. Candidates are not expected to have a particular combination of subjects at A-level (or equivalent).

Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies Genetics LabWritten Assessment

All applicants who are selected for interview are required to take the university-wide at-interview written assessment for Archaeology. Further information about this is available here.


Applicants who are selected for interview will be called for interview in the second or third week of December. Each applicant will normally have two interviews.