Taught course


Durham University · Department of Archaeology

Entry requirements

A degree in archaeology or a related subject entailing experience in historical, material culture and/or visual culture, with 2.1 honours or higher for UK degrees, or international equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

On this course you will have had a chance to engage in advanced collection, management and analysis of archaeological data and materials; and to acquire specialist skills and knowledge related to their strand from our team of leading experts in the field.

A unique feature of our MA is the provision of specialist strands within which you will study, allowing you to gain breadth and depth in your understanding of particular periods, areas and topics.

The current strands are:

• Prehistory

• Egypt / Ancient India / Near East (EAINE)

• The Classical World

• Medieval and Post Medieval Archaeology

Information for international students

All self-financing overseas students are required to pay a £1000 tuition fee deposit if an offer from the Department of Archaeology is accepted. The tuition fee deposit is paid before the University issues a Confirmation of Acceptance to Study (CAS) number, which is required in order to apply for a visa.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,500.00 per year
International students
£21,500.00 per year


£500 deposit is also payable by Home/EU applicants if an offer of a place from the Department of Archaeology is accepted.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Department of Archaeology