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Durham University

Department of Archaeology

International Students

The Department of Archaeology has a diverse community of taught and research postgraduate students, many of whom are international students from a variety of countries.

Find the comprehensive support you require for applying and preparing to come to Durham University, including information on visas and immigration, pre-departure checklists and other useful information about living in the UK, here.

Learn more about the current English language scores and evidence required for entry to Durham University and the Department of Archaeology.

It is essential that international applicants have the necessary entry clearance before coming to the UK as a student. Find out more from the Student Immigration and Financial Support Office.

The Durham University English Language Centre offers a number of intensive courses in academic English and literacy skills, called the Pre-Sessional Programmes. These courses run from July to September.

Please note that if your offer includes a condition stipulating that you must attend a Pre-Sessional Programme, you must contact the English Language Centre to secure your place on the relevant course before you can register for your main programme of study.Please note that if your offer allows you to use a pre-sessional course to meet a language condition you must book this separately with the English Language Centre.

Durham University aims to help international students with the challenges that academic study in a different country poses by offering a range of in-sessional English language support programmes designed to support your studies. You can request further details on these courses from the English Language Centre.