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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 fifth in our subject in the World University QS rankings 2016 and, within the UK, second for our subject in the Times Good University Guide 2016, third in the Complete University Guide 2017 and second in The Guardian University Guide 2017. 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.


Contact Details

Durham University
Dept of Archaeology
South Road

T: 44(0)191 334-1100
F: 44(0)191 334-1101
What makes Archaeology at Durham great?

What makes Archaeology at Durham great?

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The Department of Archaeology is ranked fifth in the world in the prestigious QS World University Subject Rankings (2016). It has research projects and fieldwork taking place across the globe, world-leading academics, state-of-the-art lab facilities and a thriving student community. Head of Archaeology, Professor Chris Gerrard, talks about what makes the department great.