Our History MLitt is a tailor-made programme with taught and research-based elements, providing you with an ideal opportunity for the detailed study of specific periods or themes. Dissertation topics include historical medicine, political history and urban culture.
The programme is well-suited as preparation for PhD research.
Dissertation supervision is available in the following research areas:
- classical, medieval and early modern medicine
- death and burial
- early medieval Britain and Europe
- women's history and the history of sexuality
- historical demography
- history of ideas
- history of psychiatry
- national identity
- inter-ethnic relations and border issues
- international relations and the impact of war
- urban history
- urban culture
You can find more information about our research areas and groupings.
Find out more about specific staff specialisms in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.
The MLitt has a formal research training component where you will develop your research skills and methodologies (20 credits).
You complete a number of detailed research assignments chosen according to your interests and experience (80 credits). You also undertake a dissertation of 16,000-24,000 words consisting of a sustained piece of original research (80 credits).
Study consists mainly of seminars, tutorials and independent learning supported by research training. You may also attend seminars from postgraduate taught modules (without assessment), in agreement with your supervisor and the relevant module leaders.
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