MPhil: minimum 12 months full time; minimum 24 months part time
PhD: minimum 36 months full time; minimum 72 months part time
Fees per academic year 2014-15
UK and EU: full time £4,320 part time £2,160
International: full time £11,380 part time fees
MPhil/PhD supervision is normally available in the following research areas:
historic landscapes (Dr M Jackson, Professor I Haynes, Dr S Turner); ritual landscapes (Dr C Fowler, Professor I Haynes, Dr J Harding, Dr S Turner); historic landscape characterisation (Dr S Turner).
Material culture, economy and technology
artefact analysis and material culture studies (Dr A Dolfini, Dr J Gerrard, Professor I Haynes, Dr M Jackson, Dr J Webster).
Bodies and identity
personhood and identity (Dr C Fowler, Dr J Harding, Dr J Webster); the archaeology of the body and mortuary archaeology (Dr C Fowler, Dr J Harding, Dr A Dolfini); art and identity (Professor I Haynes, Dr J Webster).
Period specialisations include:
the Mesolithic/Neolithic transition in north-west Europe (Dr C Fowler, Dr J Harding); the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age of Britain and north-west Europe (Dr A Dolfini, Dr C Fowler, Dr J Harding); the Mediterranean Copper and Bronze Age (Dr A Dolfini); the Iron Age/Roman transition (Professor I Haynes, Dr J Webster).
Classical and Byzantine archaeology
Greek archaeology (Professor A Spawforth); Roman Provincial archaeology (Dr J Gerrard, Professor I Haynes, Dr J Webster); religion in the Roman empire (Professor I Haynes, Dr R Smith, Professor A Spawforth, Dr J Webster); Roman armies and frontiers (Professor I Haynes); urbanism (Dr M Jackson); Byzantine archaeology (Dr M Jackson, Dr S Turner); Roman slavery (Dr J Webster); the Roman/medieval transition (Dr James Gerrard, Dr M Jackson, Dr S Turner).
Medieval and post-medieval archaeology
early medieval Britain and Ireland (Dr J Gerrard, Dr S Turner); medieval and post-medieval landscapes (Dr J Gerrard, Dr S Turner, Dr J Webster); church archaeology, religious buildings (Dr M Jackson, Dr S Turner); post-medieval colonialism and slavery (Dr J Webster).
Please contact the archaeologist whose research topic is most closely matched to your interests to discuss potential supervision of your research degree.
Our postgraduates enjoy a thriving research environment in which ambitious and original ideas can flourish, and they take part in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology’s research seminar series and annual postgraduate conference.
Our Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate School also organises a comprehensive training programme for postgraduate students that covers research techniques, professional/key skills and provides support for personal development.
An upper-second-class Honours degree or an international equivalent, in an appropriate discipline. PhD applicants should have a related Master's degree, or an international equivalent.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.5 in writing, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), 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.
The School of History, Classics and Archaeology has research Studentships.scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
Applications are considered throughout the year although specific deadlines for funding apply. Further application advice is available from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
There are two possible start dates for your research degree:
However, these dates are not mandatory and in some circumstances permission can be granted for alternative start dates.
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.
For further Information please contact:
School of History, Classics and Archaeology
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7966
This programme is within the subject area of Archaeology.
I choose this University because of its ongoing research in biological sciences which is known worldwide. I chose the degree because of it was going to be taught to us on the industrial level and the modules seemed interesting.