University of Oxford

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Archaeology and Anthropology

The Oxford degree is distinctive in the way it combines archaeology and anthropology throughout the course, offering an unusually broad perspective on human societies from earliest prehistory to the present. Six institutions specialise in these subjects: the Institutes of Archaeology and of Social and Cultural Anthropology, the Ashmolean Museum, the Pitt Rivers Museum, the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art. All play a key role in the degree, are supported by world-class libraries and are well equipped with laboratories and computing resources.Oxford’s Archaeology and Anthropology course offers a comprehensive guide to the richness and diversity of human cultural experience throughout space and time. By choosing to study here you will be able to: explore how humans evolved, get to grips with major transformational processes in human history such as the development of farming, the emergence of towns and trading systems and the spread of world religions, assess the relative importance of environmental, genetic and social factors in understanding patterns of human growth and nutrition, learn why societies structure their families, economies and political systems in the ways that they do, investigate how material culture represents and reproduces beliefs and ideologies. For more information on this course please visit

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
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  • Duration
    3 years
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