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Postgraduate Archaeology

Postgraduate Archaeology

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Postgraduate student Ellen talks about her experience and the benefits of studying Archaeology at Durham University.

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A world-class learning and student experience

Read for a degree at Durham University and you will have the opportunity to be amongst the best academics and students in your chosen subject.

The strength of our academic excellence is reflected in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) results, which is a national exercise to determine the quality of research in UK universities. REF 2014 identified world-leading research in every Durham University subject.

During your time at Durham, you will be taught by world-leading academics who are acknowledged as experts in their fields and who are at the forefront of developments in their subject area. This is demonstrated not only through the research and teaching that they undertake, but also by the worldwide demand for their expertise.

Research and excellence is at our core - 83% of Durham’s research was assessed as "internationally excellent quality" or "world-leading" - REF2014
Member of the prestigious Russell Group - representing leading world class research intensive Universities in the UK
Ranked in the top 34 globally for employer reputation - 2017/18 QS World University League Rankings

If you have any questions that have not been answered by our webpages then please contact our Postgraduate Admissions team via pg.admissions@durham.ac.uk

Crucial that Brexit talks resolve issue of UK/EU citizens’ rights, expert says

As Brexit negotiations between the UK and EU continue, one of the key areas for discussion will be citizens’ rights.

(21 Jun 2017) » More about Crucial that Brexit talks resolve issue of UK/EU citizens’ rights, expert says


Professor Claire Warwick appointed Chair of Russell Group research committee

Durham University’s Professor Claire Warwick has been appointed as Chair of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research (PVCR) Committee of the prestigious Russell Group.

(14 Jun 2017) » More about Professor Claire Warwick appointed Chair of Russell Group research committee


Geography professors honoured for outstanding achievements

Two of Durham University’s geographers have been honoured for their outstanding achievements by the Royal Geographical Society (RGS).

(5 Jun 2017) » More about Geography professors honoured for outstanding achievements


British government history of secret anti-communist surveillance

Britain had a secret ban on communists in government service from the 1920s to the 1940s and ran an extensive programme of covert surveillance of civil-service workers suspected of being communists, according to new research published in the journal American Historical Review.

(15 Jun 2017) » More about British government history of secret anti-communist surveillance


Durham ranked in world’s top 100 universities

Durham University’s position among the world’s leading universities has been confirmed once more, with the publication of the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2017.

(14 Jun 2017) » More about Durham ranked in world’s top 100 universities


Post-election 2017 – Durham University expertise

A selection of Durham University experts who are available for comment to the media on a variety of post-election issues.

(9 Jun 2017) » More about Post-election 2017 – Durham University expertise


Scottish soldiers commemorated in Durham

The seventeenth Century Scottish soldiers, who were imprisoned and died in Durham following the Battle of Dunbar in 1650, were commemorated with a series of events in the City on Friday 12 May 2017. 

(12 May 2017) » More about Scottish soldiers commemorated in Durham


Chancellor of the Exchequer’s visit highlights Durham’s strengths in research and industrial partnerships

Durham University’s contribution to the UK economy and links with industry have been highlighted by a visit from the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

(9 May 2017) » More about Chancellor of the Exchequer’s visit highlights Durham’s strengths in research and industrial partnerships


Pioneering work in chemistry receives prestigious recognition

Professor Jas Pal Badyal FRS from Durham University has been named as the Royal Society of Chemistry Tilden Prize winner for 2017 for his pioneering work on the functionalization of solid surfaces and deposition of nanocoatings.

(9 May 2017) » More about pioneering work in chemistry receives prestigious recognition



Congratulations to all our students graduating this week

Internationally acclaimed poet Sir Andrew Motion will be awarded an honorary degree as thousands of students graduate from Durham University.

The University will hold 15 Summer Congregation ceremonies from Tuesday 27 June to Friday 30 June. Around 4,000 students from nearly 100 countries will graduate, celebrating their hard work and achievements together with relatives and friends in the 11th Century Norman splendour of Durham Cathedral, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

(23 Jun 2017) » More about Congratulations to all our students graduating this week


Students launch Durham Festival of the Arts 2017

Durham Festival of the Arts (DFoA) is an exciting three-week festival running from 2  - 23 June. Now in its third year, and with over 30 unique events and around 300 individuals actively involved, the 2017 festival is set to be the biggest yet.

The festival, organised by students from the University’s Music Durham and Durham Student Theatre (DST) societies, promises a dazzling array of events, from concerts and masterclasses, plays to photography exhibitions, and so much more. Festival events will takes place across some of the city’s most iconic venues, including Durham Castle, Durham Cathedral, The Gala and The Assembly Rooms Theatre.

(25 May 2017) » More about Students launch Durham Festival of the Arts 2017


Durham Student Groups Nominated for 6 National Awards

Durham Student's Union is delighted to announce that five student groups have been nominated for awards at the National Societies Awards. The awards will take place on Friday 19 May at Nottingham Univesrity Students' Union.

(28 Apr 2017) » More about Durham Student Groups Nominated for 6 National Awards


Success at National Student Drama Festival.

Durham students and theatrical alumni won no less than 7 major awards at this year's National Student Drama Festival 2017.
The following awards were won by Durham Students and Alumni:
- Spotlight Award Most Promising Actor - Harvey Comerford, Hidden / Thick Skin
- Spotlight Award Most Promising Actress - Annie Davison, Swallow
- Judges Commendation for Direction - George Rexstrew, Swallow
- Cameron Mackintosh Award for Musical Theatre - Alex Mackinder, Ordinary Days
Special mentions also went to Matt Dormer, Callum Kenny, and Meriel Killien for their contributions.

(12 Apr 2017) » More about Success at National Student Drama Festival.



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