Welcome to the Durham University Archaeology Department, one of the largest of its kind in the world. We were placed first for our subject in the Times Good University Guide 2015, third in the Complete University Guide 2015 and fourth in The Guardian University Guide 2015. 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.