Greek and Byzantine Archaeology MA

12 months full time; 24 months part time


Fees per academic year 2014-15

UK and EU: full time £5,500 part time £2,750
International: full time £12,075

Please see 'Further Information' for additional field trip costs.

More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.

Programme Overview

This new programme builds on the success of the suite of Archaeology Masters' programmes at Newcastle, but offers students a unique opportunity to study both Greek and Byzantine Archaeology as one degree programme. The programme will be particularly relevant for students with a background in ancient history, archaeology, art history, classics and related disciplines. It will prepare you to study at PhD level, or to enter a profession requiring high-level skills in literacy, research and project management.

Throughout the programme students have access to outstanding library holdings and unique museum resources, including the £26million Great North Museum, of which the University is a partner. The museum has bought together internationally important collections of Prehistoric, Greek, Etruscan, Roman and Romano-British artefacts. You will also have access to specialist facilities including the Gertrude Bell Archive, the Wolfson Archaeology Laboratory and the Shefton collections of Greek archaeology. With Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site close by, students are also offered the opportunity to undertake regular study trips and fieldwork projects on site.

View our video online to find out more about being a postgraduate student in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.


The programme offers a wide range of modules some of which may be shared across the Archaeology suite. The remaining taught element of the programme enables you to choose from a wide range of practical and thematic optional modules. Modules in Greek and Latin may also be available.

Find out more detailed information about the programme modules.

+Entrance Requirements

An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in archaeology, history or a related discipline.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in writing), TOEFL 90 (internet-based), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.

Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.

+Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding

International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.

More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.

+How to Apply

Visit our postgraduate application site.

There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2014 entry should apply by Friday 11 July 2014 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.

Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.

+Further Information

There is an additional cost to fund the compulsory study trip to Athens (CAH8006: Graduate seminar in Greek archaeology). The cost of the overseas trip is approximately £450 and this covers travel, food and accommodation. Optional field trips are also available to Rome, the Lower Rhine Frontier and throughout the UK.

Sandra Fletcher
School of History, Classics and Archaeology
Telephone +44 (0) 191 208 7966

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject area of Archaeology.

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