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History MA

Our History master's teaches the methods and concepts used by historians. Study the periods and subjects in history that most interest you.

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Start date(s):

  • September 2024
Masters level study. Sign up to webinar on Wednesday 20 March, 14:00-15:00 (GMT)

Overview

This MA History is very flexible. You can study the periods and subjects in history that most interest you.

You can study political, social, economic and cultural history and the history of medicine, from 500 AD to the present. Study topics cover more than one geographical area:

  • the Americas
  • Europe
  • Eurasia
  • British Isles

You can also combine this with other subjects from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology eg ancient history or archaeology. You also have the opportunity to combine related topics such as politics, English or a foreign language.

 

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What you'll learn

You'll learn through optional and compulsory modules.

Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

Your future

Careers

Our course helps develop a wide range of transferrable skills including research, analysis, critical thinking, and teamwork, all of which will equip you to work in a variety of careers and industries.

History MA graduates often enter the following sectors:

  • Education
  • Civil service
  • Journalism
  • Archives, museums, and heritage

Further Study

The MA in History also will also help develop key research skills for those hoping to move on to PhD degree study, whether through Northern Bridge or another funding body.

Our Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology has high-quality facilities.

These include museums and archives such as:

Computing facilities with access to relevant databases. You can also access outstanding library facilities, on campus and around the city.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2024 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

Admissions policy

This policy applies to all undergraduate and postgraduate admissions at Newcastle University. It is intended to provide information about our admissions policies and procedures to applicants and potential applicants, to their advisors and family members, and to staff of the University.

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Credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can allow you to convert existing relevant university-level knowledge, skills and experience into credits towards a qualification. Find out more about the RPL policy which may apply to this course

How to apply


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You'll have a number of opportunities to meet us throughout the year including:

  • campus tours
  • on-campus open days
  • virtual open days
  • webinars

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Overseas events

We regularly travel overseas to meet with students interested in studying at Newcastle University.

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Get in touch

Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Sandra Fletcher
Postgraduate Secretary
School of History, Classics and Archaeology
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7966
Email: pg.historical@ncl.ac.uk

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