12 months full time; 24 months part time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
UK and EU: full time £5,500 part time £2,750
International: full time £11,500
Please see 'Further Information' for additional field trip costs.
More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.
The programme is designed for students with a background in ancient history, archaeology, art history, classics, medieval studies or a related discipline who wish to study the archaeology of the Roman, late antique and Byzantine worlds. It will prepare you to study for a PhD in Roman or Byzantine archaeology, or to enter a profession requiring high-level skills in literacy, research and project management.
Throughout the programme you will have access to outstanding library holdings of published and unpublished work on Classical and Byzantine archaeology and attend on-site seminars at Hadrian's Wall and in Rome.
You take compulsory modules that cover:
The remaining taught part of the programme enables you to choose from a wide range of practical and thematic optional modules. Modules in Greek, Latin and modern languages are also offered.
All students research a dissertation in Roman and/or Byzantine archaeology.
Find out more detailed information about the programme modules
An upper-second-class Honours degree, or an international equivalent, in archaeology, history or a related discipline.
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.
International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.
Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.
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.
Applicants may be invited for interview or to discuss this programme by telephone or e-mail.
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.
There is an additional cost of approximately £450 to fund the compulsory study trip to Rome (ARA8150: Graduate seminar in Roman archaology). This covers travel, food and accommodation. Optional field trips are also available to Athens, the Lower Rhine Frontier and throughout the UK.
This programme is within the subject area of Archaeology.