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The award
MA

How long you will study
12 months

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How you will study
full-time

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About History at Newcastle University

Our History MA teaches the methods and concepts used by historians. 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.

The course is very flexible and allows you to study the periods and subjects in history that most interest you. You can also combine this with other subjects from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology eg ancient history or archaeology as well as related topics such as politics, English or a foreign language.

Delivery

This course is taught and based on the Newcastle University campus.

The course is delivered through a combination of seminars, individual tutorials and small-group teaching. Module teaching runs Monday to Friday, during the day and term time only. Your tutors and other academic staff are normally available for consultation, and for dissertation supervision, during vacations.

If you plan to take this course part time, you will agree your module selection with the Degree Programme Director.

Facilities

As a student on the History MA, you will receive a personal research allowance of £100, dedicated study space, PC cluster and free printing.

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology provides access to some top quality facilities such as:

  • the Great North Museum: Hancock
  • our libraries
  • The Gertrude Bell Archive
  • Computing facilities with access to relevant databases

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Notes about fees for this course

See our course fees and funding webpage - http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/history-ma/#fees&funding

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in history or a related subject.  Applicants with non-standard qualifications and/or an appropriate level of experience are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis.

International Students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 5 English Language requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills).

Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

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