Lucy Cavendish aims to admit at least two undergraduates in Archaeology each year, and a number of Human, Social and Political Sciences students follow related pathways, making Archaeology part of one of the most diverse and international subject communities in college. We also have a strong postgraduate presence, with around ten MPhil and PhD Archaeologists and Biological Anthropologists at any one time, alongside research and teaching staff.

The BA in Archaeology is a flexible degree, enabling students to sample new subjects such as Sociology and Social Anthropology, as well as pursuing focussed pathways in Archaeology, Assyriology, Biological Anthropology and Egyptology. It offers a springboard into academic and professional practice, alongside careers ranging from journalism to conservation, heritage management and healthcare.

Further information about the course can be found on the Divisional and University websites.

Course Requirements

No subject-specific entrance requirements

A range of British and international qualifications may be acceptable

For more information, see the general Entrance Requirements and FAQs, or contact our Admissions Office ( 

Admissions Assessment

Pre-interview assessment is not required for Lucy Cavendish

Applicants invited for interview sit a written assessment on the day of interview. This assessment will last no longer than one hour, and will be similar in content and format to the assessment used by other colleges. Specifications can be found in the Entry Requirements section here.

Director of Studies

Dr Corinne Duhig

Dr Corinne Duhig teaches in the Department of Archaeology and the Institute of Continuing Education at Cambridge. Her specialism is the study of human remains, and her main, although not exclusive, focus is ancient Egypt. Corinne is a Senior Fellow of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research and a College Research Associate and Director of Studies in Archaeology at Wolfson College. She runs the osteoarchaeology and funerary-archaeology consultancy Gone to Earth and worked for many years in forensic archaeology and anthropology.
Corinne's research interests are primarily the interpretation of burial practices and the superimposed effects of taphonomy (post-mortem effects that transform the body), the trauma of interpersonal violence, and physiological stress indicators.
Student Profile

Jodie is from Brighton, and came to Lucy Cavendish with OU credits, having previously worked in more