PhD: We normally expect you to have a minimum of an upper-second-class undergraduate degree and an upper merit or distinction at postgraduate masters level, or an international equivalent, in a subject relevant to your research proposal.
Mphil: We normally expect you to have a minimum of an upper-second-class undergraduate degree, or an international equivalent, in a subject relevant to your research proposal.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in writing, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based) or 577 (paper-based), or equivalent. The British Council organsises regular language tests in most countries. Newcastle University's INTO Centre provides a comprehensive suite of courses to enable students to improve their English skills, from foundation level to intensive pre-sessional English language courses.
The easiest way to apply for an MPhil or a PhD is via the University's online application system.
This allows you to fill in your details on-line and to track the progress of your application. In the application please outline your ideas for research and tell us why you want to study with us in the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies. To do this it will help if you visit our Research & Engagement web pages. These pages will give you an idea about the general research culture in ICCHS and specific areas of research expertise.
A research proposal is also required as part of your application. To help you write the summary of your research proposal you should read the University Guidelines for Producing a Research Proposal.
Applications for MPhil and PhD can be made at any time throughout the year.
Comprehensive information about fees and funding is available in the University's Funding & Finance pages.
ICCHS has secured 33 AHRC funded scholarships for taught and research postgraduate study for 2009-2014. For more information about deadlines and how to apply for these scholarships, see our AHRC funding page.
Read our answers to FAQs about Research Programmes.