The Department of Archaeology is a leading centre for the study of archaeology and one of the top departments in the world. We are an inclusive, vibrant and international community, with expertise in a wide range of areas and important strengths in field and landscape archaeology, archaeological science, and museums and heritage studies.
We work across five continents, offering research and teaching specialisms in world prehistory, early complex societies, India, Egypt and the Near East, Roman and Classical archaeology, the archaeology of South Asia, Eurasia and the medieval, historical and contemporary worlds.
Our community is an exciting place in which to develop knowledge and gain essential and transferable skills, from lab-based training in osteology, isotopic analyses and aDNA to applied skills in field survey, excavation, Geographical Information Systems and remote sensing and the study of artefacts and collections.
Welcome to Archaeology! We look forward to meeting you in person during induction week. You can expect to hear from the Department in the coming weeks with more information about how to register for your programme and modules, and what you can expect when you arrive.
During an archaeology degree you will learn about fieldwork, finds, historic buildings, scientific methods, archaeological theories, and computer techniques and how they all help us to understand the past.
Our postgraduate community is one of the largest in Europe. Our thriving group of taught and research postgraduate students actively contribute to the dynamic research environment we cultivate here at Durham.
Take a look at our courses, facilities, and opportunities, and hear from our staff and students in this video taster of Archaeology at Durham University.
This is how we make an impact on the world around us.
We offer a unique opportunity to write a new chapter in Durham University's proud history.
Contact us to find out more about the exciting things our students do, research breakthroughs, and life at the cutting edge of Archaeology.
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