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Postgraduate History

At Newcastle, you’ll enjoy a rich and stimulating research environment. Our historians' broad expertise allows us to offer research degrees and taught postgraduate degrees across a diverse range of eras and topics, from the local to the global.

A wide range of expertise in postgraduate teaching and research

Distinctively located within the wider research culture of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, our interdisciplinary expertise spans all human history and stretches across the globe.

You’ll benefit from a diverse body of academics, enabling you to create a programme unique to your interests.

Our staff have expertise in areas such as:

  • Oral History and Public History
  • Medical History
  • Global Histories of Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australasia
  • Local Histories of the North East of Britain

Find out more about our postgraduate taught and postgraduate research degrees.

A postgraduate inspects a historic text with a magnifying glass.

Support for postgraduate students

All our postgraduates have full membership to the School and University libraries. They 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. It offers desk space and computing facilities. You can gain financial support from the School for research trips.

We have a lively research culture with a full seminar programme. The Forum is an online e-journal run by our community of postgraduate students.

They organise weekly seminars, an annual conference and contribute to Polaris, the School blog.

There are also three student societies, the: