Current research students
- Andrew Bonfini (Connectivity, Human Mobility, and the Preservation of Greek Cultural Identity)
- Ellis Bridgers (Iconography of Late Severan Women)
- Matt Claydon (Roman Newcastle)
- Joy Eddy (Cremation Practice in Roman Britain)
- Panayiotis Panayides (Destiny of Statuary in Late Antique Greece & Cyprus)
- Daniele Pirisino (Sacred Roads in Greece)
- Lindsay Powell (Childhood Health and Care in Roman London)
- Darrell Rohl (History and Archaeology of the Antonine Wall)
- Jess Shepherd (Photographs of Hadrian's Wall, 1880-1930)
- William Southwell-Wright (Disability and Difference in Roman Britain)
- Sofia Turk (Late Roman & Early Medieval Settlement in SE Britain & the Near Continent)
- Ben Westwood (British Archaeology in North Africa in mid C20)
Recently completed research students
- Dr Arthur Anderson (Later and Roman Iron Age Communities in the North-east of England)
- Dr James Bruhn (Pluralistic landscapes of Northern Roman Britain )
- Dr Richard Hartis (Beyond Functionalism: A Quantitative Survey and Semiotic Reading of Hadrian's Wall)
- Dr Adam Rogers (Roman towns as meaning-laden places)
Durham offers diverse and innovative opportunities for taught and research postgraduate study.
Richard (awarded PhD 2010): "My interest in Roman archaeology is founded on a general interest in the ancient world. As an undergraduate, I read for an degree in Ancient History. However, classical literature provides only one avenue for understanding the Roman world. Consequently I moved to the University of Durham to study the MA in Roman Archaeology. My MA dissertation developed a new approach to the quantification of the stone sections of Hadrian’s Wall. The triple module dissertation gave me a taste of independent research that I found both fulfilling and invaluable for preparing me for further study. For my PhD research, built on these skills to develop a much broader study of Hadrian's Wall."
Dmitris (awarded PhD 2005): "As an international student, two reasons made me choose Durham for my postgraduate studies in Roman archaeology: its reputation as a leading archaeology department and its long tradition of research in the field. Having completed my undergraduate studies in Classical archaeology and art history in Greece, I first came to Durham to study for the MA in Roman Archaeology. The course helped me gain a significant knowledge of the materials, methods and debates in the field that enabled me to define my own interests and approach before embarking on doctoral research. I stayed on at Durham to study for a PhD. Thanks to the friendly atmosphere, excellent facilities and the commitment of staff, this has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life."