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Durham University

Department of Archaeology

Taught Programmes

Whether you are considering a taught Master's degree in order to prepare for doctoral research, to enhance your professional skills, or to deepen your understanding of a subject you are passionate about, we can provide a number of exceptional programmes designed to meet your needs.

The four strands of the more general MA in Archaeology degree or the MSc in Bioarchaeology have been developed to benefit those wishing to pursue a PhD or those with a wide ranging interest in the subject. Many graduates go on to further academic research.

If you wish to study a programme devised to prepare you for a career in professional archaeology, or the conservation, heritage, or museums sectors, we offer specialised courses: MSc in Palaeopathology, MA in Conservation, MA Museum and Artefact Studies, and our brand new MA in International Cultural Heritage Management.

Find out more about our taught programmes by visiting the individual programme pages or contact us for more information.

Please check the financial support page to see more details about these and the other MA bursaries available.

MSc Bioarchaeology Postgraduate Open Day Live Webinar Event February 13th, 2019

If you are unable to attend Durham University’s Postgraduate Open Day on 13th February 2019 in person, this is an opportunity for you to attend the event live, online. Follow the link on the Department's Facebook page.

Find out more about the Archaeology Department and the MSc Bioarchaeology programme, meet the programme director, and tour our world-class archaeological science labs. Ask any questions, live, using Facebook, Twitter, SMS, or telephone.

To register your participation, and to receive more information about the event and how you can join it, please email the Archaeology Department’s Postgraduate Secretary, Louise Gascoigne, at, by 11th February 2019.

You can also view the video of our last PGT Open Day Live Streaming event at the Department of Archaeology, on November 28, 2018