For more information about History at Newcastle University, please visit the webpage using the button above.

The award
MLitt

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
find out

International course fees
find out

All study options

About History at Newcastle University

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
  • gender
  • women's history and the history of sexuality
  • historical demography
  • history of ideas
  • history of psychiatry
  • national identity
  • inter-ethnic relations and border issues
  • politics
  • 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.

Delivery

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.

Facilities

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

Other Courses You May Be Interested In

Below are some suggested courses at other providers that you may also be interested in:

Study options for this course

Notes about fees for this course

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

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent, in history or a related discipline.

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.

Postgraduate pathways and pre-masters at other institutions

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course then consider one of these postgraduate preparation courses from another institution:

Other courses at Newcastle University

There are 556 other courses listed from Newcastle University. A selection of these are displayed below:

Location of Newcastle University

Newcastle University main campus is shown on the map below: