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The Department of Archaeology is proud to announce that we have been ranked 10th in the world for archaeology.

We are ranked 10th globally in the prestigious QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023.

The rankings, announced in March 2023, assessed over 18,300 subjects from 1,597 institutions across the world, based on academic and employer reputation, citations per academic paper, impact and quality of research and international research collaboration factors. 

We have consistently been in the top 10 archaeology departments in the world and are proud to maintain this reputation.

Recent research carried out by colleagues in our department includes the discovery that Vikings brought animals to Britain, contribution to a World Heritage nomination in Nepal and the discovery of the world's oldest writing.  

Durham is a world-leading university. Our academic excellence and impact is reflected in our global rankings and this is a true credit to the outstanding teaching and research carried out at our University.

Durham is consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading universities. It is ranked 92nd in the QS World University Rankings 2023, 6th in the Guardian University Guide 2023 and Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, and The Complete University Guide 2022. Durham is also regularly ranked in the top ten universities in the UK.

Our Department of Archaeology is a leading centre for the study of archaeology and is ranked 10th in the world (QS World University Rankings by subject 2023). We are an inclusive, vibrant and international community. Our students develop knowledge and gain essential and transferable skills through research-led teaching and lab-based training. 

Feeling inspired? Visit our Archaeology webpages to learn more about our postgraduate and undergraduate programmes.