9 months full time; 21 months part time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
UK and EU: full time £1,835
International: full time £3,835 part time fees
More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.
This Postgraduate Certificate is delivered at Faculty level in an interdisciplinary environment, and is relevant to students from a wide range of disciplines. It provides students with the knowledge, understanding, skills and aptitudes necessary to undertake advanced research, including doctoral research, in the social sciences and the arts and humanities, whether in the public or private sectors. The qualification fully meets the learning outcomes at Certificate level in the national HE qualifications framework.
The Postgraduate Certificate is also open to international students in the second or third year of their PhD programmes in their own country who want to study abroad for a minimum of six months.
Find out more detailed information about the programme modules
Compulsory modules typically include: information skills and the nature and explanation of enquiry. You then options in either: introduction to quantitative methods and qualitative methodology in the arts, humanities and social sciences ; or qualitative methodology in the arts, humanities and social sciences (extended module; two assessments).
Social science students will normally take the first option and arts and humanities students may choose either option.
Normally an upper-second-class Honours degree or higher, or an international equivalent in any social science or arts and humanities discipline. Applicants who hold non-standard qualifications, and/or have an appropriate level of relevant experience, will be encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based) or equivalent.
If you are an international student and you do not meet the academic and English Language requirements for this degree programme, you may want to consider a preparation course at INTO Newcastle University.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
Most students are self-funding, although some students are sponsored by academic departments for prospective doctoral students to receive research foundation training.scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.
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.
For further information please contact:
Dr Robin Humphrey
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 222 6763