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Department of Archaeology

Welcome to the Durham University Archaeology Department, one of the largest of its kind in the world. We were placed second for our subject in the Times Good University Guide 2016, second in the Complete University Guide 2016 and sixth in The Guardian University Guide 2016. Such high rankings are a testament to the research-led community we have built and the expertise we share with our valued students. Judged second in the UK for Archaeology research and first for research intensity in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, many of our academics have literally 'written the book' on their subject and are the editors of prominent archaeological journals. As a result, we can offer you high quality teaching, a positive student experience, and crucially, enhanced employability.

Find out more about our taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses, research degrees, or our research activities.