A Placement Year is an opportunity for you to spend a year gaining valuable work experience during your time at University.
Degree-with-Placement programmes in Archaeology at Durham offer the chance to build a 9-12 month paid professional placement into your degree. Placements can be arranged in varied employment sectors, but as a Department, we offer a unique chance annually for up to six students to work with our own commercial archaeology company. These placements provide a paid introduction to the commercial archaeology sector combined with training in a variety of professional skills.
Students in the following degree programmes in 2020/21 can apply for a Placement Year:
It is also usually possible to transfer to the placement year variant of our programmes from the equivalent programme without placement year.
During your placement you will remain a student at Durham University but with reduced tuition fees (20% of what you'd usually pay).