Greek and Roman 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 part time fees

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

More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.

Programme Overview

Designed for students wishing to study the archaeology of the classical world, this programme aims to develop advanced knowledge and practical skills.

The MA will prepare you to study at PhD level or enter a profession requiring high-level skills in literacy, research and project management.

The programme will develop your knowledge and understanding of:

• chronological and thematic perspectives related to Greek and Roman archaeology
• theoretical and interpretive perspectives of archaeologists
• methodologies and sources available to archaeologists
• evaluating, analysing and interpreting sources of evidence
• undertaking higher degree research through completion of a dissertation

Studying Greek and Roman Archaeology at Newcastle, you will have access to specialist facilities including the Gertrude Bell Archive, the Wolfson Archaeology Laboratory, the Shefton collections and the £26million Great North Museum.

You will also benefit from:
• study trips to Rome and Athens*
• lectures, seminars and practicals delivered by professional archaeologists
• flexibility to shape the programme to suit your interests and career aspirations
• surrounding archaeological sites and landscapes, eg Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site

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

*Please note: additional costs will be incurred for the compulsory trips to Greece and Rome. Please check the further information section for more details.


This programme consists of compulsory and optional modules and all students undertake a dissertation in Greek and/or Roman archaeology.

Find out more detailed information about the programme modules

+Entrance Requirements

An upper-second-class Honours degree, or an international equivalent, in archaeology or a related subject such as history, geography or classics. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications who have extensive professional experience.

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

Applicants may be invited for interview or to discuss this programme by telephone or e-mail.

There is an additional cost to fund the compulsory study trips to Rome (ARA8150: Graduate seminar in Roman archaeology) and Athens (CAH8016: Graduate seminar in Greek archaeology). The cost of each overseas trip is approximately £450 and this covers travel, food and accommodation. Optional field trips are also available to the Lower Rhine Frontier and throughout the UK.

For further information please contact:
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.