12 months full time; 24 months part time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
The MLitt is a tailor-made programme with taught and research-based elements. It provides an ideal opportunity for the detailed study of specific periods or themes and is well suited as preparation for PhD research. Supervision is available across a range of research areas.
The programme incorporates a formal research training component, during which you develop your research skills and methodologies; the completion of detailed research assignments chosen according to your interests and experience and a dissertation (a sustained piece of original research).
Study consists mainly of seminars, tutorials and independent learning supported by research training. A lead supervisor is supplemented by a second supervisor allowing you to combine staff research interests to support your specific project.
The MLitt incorporates a formal research training component where you will develop your research skills and methodologies (20 credits).
You also complete a number of detailed research assignments chosen according to your interests and experience (80 credits), and undertake a dissertation of 16,000–24,000 words consisting of a sustained piece of original research (80 credits).
Dissertation supervision is available in the following areas:
You may also attend lectures and seminars for the following taught postgraduate modules (without assessment):
It is also possible to take a range of undergraduate modules.
Normally an upper-second-class Honours degree and a Master's degree in a relevant discipline, or an international equivalent.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.5 in Writing, or equivalent. 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 offers Research Studentships.scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
Before applying you should be able to identify a supervisor from among our staff who specializes in the area you wish to research.
You are welcome to contact them to discuss your intended path of study before you apply.
Applications are considered throughout the year although specific deadlines for funding may apply.
Most applicants are interviewed. Further application advice is available from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
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.