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Durham University

Department of Archaeology

Degree Outline

Durham University offers its students a unique support system which combines both the academic and personal spheres. Hence, in addition to a College Tutor assigned by Colleges, all Single and Joint Honours students are given a personal Academic Advisor for three years. This will supervise your path throughout your degree and will ensure you will get the most out of it as well as will assist you with any academically-related problem. Combined Honours and Natural Sciences have a dedicated Departmental Academic Advisor.

Modular Degree - 120 credits/year (generally 6 modules each year or the equivalent)

First Year is considered to be Preliminary Honours. Second and Third Years comprise the degree meaning that the marks in these years will count towards your degree classification.

Single Honours - 6 modules/year (some may be outside the department)

Joint Honours - usually 3 modules/year in each departmentmodules per year, some may be outside the department

Combined Honours / Liberal Arts - depends on your choices (check the Combined Honours website)

We are currently updating our undergraduate modules to ensure our degree offerings meet the highest standards and reflect the breadth of research occurring in the department and university. Information on the new modules will be posted as soon as possible - please contact the Learning and Teaching team (, if you have any specific questions.