12 months full time; 24 months part time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
This programme, the only one of its kind in the UK, provides you with the opportunity to study the history of the British Isles, and offers an intensive programme of teaching in the methodologies and concepts used by historians.
The programme is very flexible in nature and will enable you to study the periods and subjects that most interest you.
Modules and dissertation supervision are available in all aspects of the political, social, and cultural history of Britain and Ireland from 800AD to the present day.
You will take one or two core modules in British History and choose the remaining credits from MA modules within the School of History Classics and Archaeology, or another School, that is of interest and relevance.
Alternatively you may wish to incorporate one or more Independent Study modules into your programme, allowing you maximum flexibility to pursue your own interests. It is also possible to study a foreign language (optionally) as part of your skills enhancement, at a range of levels from beginners to advanced.
The taught modules are delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, individual tutorials and self-directed learning. You then complete a dissertation on any period of British history.
Find out more detailed information about the programme modules
An upper-second-class Honours degree or higher, or international equivalent, in history or a related subject (such as politics, economics, English or sociology). We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower-second class Honours degrees, and those with non-standard qualifications, if they have extensive relevant professional experience.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in writing) 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.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2013 entry should apply by Friday 12 July 2013 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.