Skip to main content

Our Department has been ranked 4th QS World Rankings by Subject for 2021, maintaining our position from 2020.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021 reveal the top universities around the world for 51 different academic subjects.

Head of Department, Professor Sarah Semple, commented:

"It requires a combined effort from every member of the Department of Archaeology at Durham – academic, commercial, professional services and technical – to achieve such a great result and to place us as a top-4 global Archaeology Department in terms of research excellence and reputation. This is a great reflection as well of the global reputation that our graduates carry with them and global recognition from graduate employers."

In celebration of our result Asan (Ziyi) Li, a PhD candidate in our Department of Archaeology, worked with Dr Ran Zhang to create a brilliant animation in response to the news. Asan's unique video shows the key research areas and courses available in our Department of Archaeology, and can be seen below.

This is the image alt text