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Free Online Short Course - Hadrian's Wall: Life on the Roman Frontier

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Newcastle University is in partnership with FutureLearn to deliver free online courses on its social learning platform.

Hadrian's Wall: Life on the Roman Frontier starts on 15 June 2015 and is led by Professor Ian Haynes.

This six-week course offers a comprehensive introduction to Hadrian's Wall, the most heavily fortified frontier in the Roman Empire, its people and their lives.

It raises fascinating issues concerning colonisation, cultural transformation, immigration, integration and imperialism.

Who can take this course?

This course is open to anyone and is part of FutureLearn Choices - a collection of courses to bridge the gap between school and higher education and help young adults choose the right degree or career.


This course is intended for anyone with an interest in the archaeology or history of the Roman empire. It does not require any reading before you start, or previous experience of studying these subjects.

Find out more and sign up for the course.

Relevant subjects Type of activity Suitable audiences
  • Archaeology
  • History
  • Resources
  • Y 12
  • Y 13
  • KS 5