Archaeology covers a huge range of topics, spanning human evolution through the development of farming, ancient civilisations, the colonial world of history, the roles of heritage and material culture in human life. Students can follow many streams - Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, and specialist studies on Ancient Near Eastern civilisations.
Chemical Engineers are involved in the conversion of raw materials into valuable products, usually on an industrial scale. Examples include refining of oil, production of plastics and pharmaceuticals, food processing, wastewater treatment and biotechnology. We teach the fundamental principles behind Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.
The Classics course at Cambridge allows you to study the history, culture, archaeology, art, philosophy and linguistics of classical antiquity, incorporating the study of original texts and artefacts. You can either specialise in a particular field or retain the breadth with which the course starts.
Our three-year course is designed to put you at the forefront of modern Computer Science. First-year papers include foundations of computer science (taught in OCaml), Java and object-oriented programming, operating systems, and digital electronics, graphics, interaction design and Mathematics.
The Economics course at Cambridge provides a sound understanding of core, pure and applied economics. However, while you study economics in considerable depth in this specialised degree, you employ ideas and techniques from many other disciplines too; including history, sociology, mathematics and statistics, and politics.
Cambridge is unusual in offering a broad Engineering degree, which specialises only in later years. Our general course equips students well for increasingly multidisciplinary careers, during which they will need to absorb many new techniques and ways of thinking. The course is fast-moving and demanding and is held in high regard by employers throughout the world.
The English course at Cambridge benefits from a mix of tradition and innovation. Students study a wide range of celebrated literary works, extending from Chaucer to the present day. Although developing this broad chronological sweep is a key aim of our degree, there is no fixed syllabus and no list of set books. To a large extent, undergraduates here decide for themselves what works to prioritise.
The joint degree in History and Modern Languages combines the best of both subjects. It offers the opportunity to develop near native-speaker skills in a foreign language while studying a range of cultural and historical papers. Students also develop analytical skills in History through a wide range of topics. As for other language students, those who take this course will spend their third year studying or working abroad.
The Human, Social and Political Sciences course offers a broad background in the human, social, and political sciences. Subjects include politics and international relations, social anthropology or sociology. The flexibility of the course allows students to explore their interests across these subjects whilst still gaining the specialist knowledge to become experts in their disciplines.
Although our course (referred to elsewhere as LLB) is primarily concerned with English law, there are opportunities to study other legal systems, including civil (Roman) law, EU law and international law. You can also study theoretical and sociological aspects of law such as jurisprudence or parts of criminology.
Linguistics, the scientific study of language, aims to discover the common properties that languages share with one another and thereby ultimately to help us learn about the structure of the human mind. It encompasses a broad range of approaches to language and deals with the questions of how language is constructed, communicated, is learned and evolves.
Medicine at Cambridge is intellectually stimulating and challenging. Students learn preclinical medical sciences first before proceeding on to applying their medical knowledge in the clinical medicine part of the course. Between the two stages is an intercalated year where students can take a course in almost any subject, often including a research project.
Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge offers students the possibility of combining advanced language learning with the study of a wide range of literary, linguistic and cultural options. Students with an interest in History may be interested in the History and Modern Languages course.
The Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion course at Cambridge explores some of the deepest questions about human existence and happiness, about our place in the universe and our relationship with the divine, and it will bring you into contact with the ancient wisdom of a number of different cultures.