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Department of Archaeology

Open Days


If you are thinking about applying to Durham University, a great way to explore the wealth of opportunities on offer is to come and visit us. We host a number of campus-wide open days and visit options throughout the year.


For Archaeology as for any other Department, the Open Days are as follows: 30th of June, 5th of July, 20th of September


Pre-application open days are the best way to discover all you need to know about Durham University.

With representatives from all relevant academic and support service departments, and opportunities to explore college options, the open days provide our prospective undergraduates with the full experience of Durham University.

 You can find out if your course is taught at Durham City or at Queen's Campus by using our course finder tool.


Post-application open days offer an interactive study and social experience and provide a realistic insight into life as a Durham University student.

Applicants who are in receipt of an offer from the University will be invited by their college to attend a post-application open day. Letters of invitation will include a link to the online open day guide and booking instructions. Please note: Students holding offers from courses where they have been invited to attend for interview would not usually be asked to attend a post-application open day.

If you have difficulty in accessing the details for post-application open days please contact your college in the first instance who are happy to help. College contact details can be found via the individual college web pages.

For any other enquiries regarding post-application open days please email the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office: 


Campus Tours are led by our current students. They provide an introduction to the Durham student experience and a brief overview of University facilities. You can find more information and book a place on our dedicated campus tour web page.


Self-guided Tours

You can explore the University site on your own with the help of our self-guided tours and maps of Durham City and Queen's Campus. Select your chosen tour and map from the links below:

  • Durham City self-guided tour
  • Durham City map
  • Queen's Campus self-guided tour
  • Queen's Campus map


You can meet Durham University representatives at one of the many 2012 UCAS conventions. Our advisors will be available to answer your questions and queries, and provide you with relevant information and guidance on applying to study at Durham University.


Open days and events for postgraduates are offered throughout the year at many convenient locations across the UK and internationally.


Podcasts and videos produced by colleges and departments provide a useful introduction to the University. Visit our Virtual Tour web pages to see more of Durham University, our locations, colleges and academic departments.