School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Postgraduate History

Postgraduate History

At Newcastle you'll benefit from a rich and stimulating research environment bringing together historians with expertise in a range of areas. We offer postgraduate taught and research programmes in the subject areas of history and history of medicine.

You will be taught by staff who have expertise in comparative world history, European, Russian, North American and British history as well as the history of Newcastle and its region.

We offer a range postgraduate taught and postgraduate research degrees.

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Support for postgraduate students

All our postgraduates have full membership to the School and University libraries and have access to:

  • the postgraduate common room
  • clusters of PCs (and can borrow laptop computers for research trips)
  • stationery, photocopying, postage and inter-library loan vouchers
  • teaching opportunities (where available)

Our research students have the full use of the Postgraduate Research Suite, complete with desk space and computing facilities. You may also benefit from financial support from the School for research trips.

We have a lively research culture with a full seminar programme and our Postgraduate Forum an online e-journal run by a community of postgraduate students across History, Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology.

The Forum also organises weekly lunchtime seminars, an annual conference and contributes to Polaris, the School's blog.

There are also three student societies, the:

Postgraduate funding

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology offers a broad range of funding opportunities for postgraduate students. 

Open days

Find out about our open days.