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Archaeology Tripos and your career

For nearly a hundred years, former Archaeology students have gone on to become leading figures in their field, doing ground-breaking research that has shaped the subject. Archaeologists from Cambridge include Edmund Leach, David Clarke, Dorothy Garrod, Louis Leakey, David Pilbeam and Marilyn Strathern.

But what if you don't want a career directly related to your degree. Archaeology graduates also include the poet Ted Hughes, sculptor Antony Gormley, former deputy chair of the Competition Commission Denise Kingsmill, author Tom Sharpe, restauranteur and chef Alistair Little, actor Thandie Newton and comedian Hugh Laurie.

The destinations of other, less high profile, graduates are just as varied. Look for them here or on the Unistats site which shows the results of a survey that the Careers Service takes of all graduating students, by degree subject, to find out what they are doing six months after graduation.

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

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