Research course

Cultural Property Protection

Newcastle University · School of Arts and Cultures
MLitt by research

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, (or relevant sector experience) in a subject relevant to the research proposal.

Appropriate degree areas include:

  • heritage management, archaeology, classics, history, architecture
  • disaster and emergency management and humanitarian response
  • international relations
  • communications and media
  • peacebuilding
  • terrorism, security studies, criminology, and other similar fields.

Depending on the focus, a number of other courses may also offer suitable backgrounds for this programme, such as:

  • anthropology
  • philosophy
  • geography.

Science and engineering subjects are not normally accepted but will be considered if you have good relevant professional experience following graduation/post-degree.

We will also consider applicants with non-degree level qualifications as long you also have a minimum of five years relevant sector experience. Relevant industry experience can include such things as:

  • serving in the armed forces
  • a position involving heritage or museum management, or heritage project delivery
  • humanitarian and disaster response.

Months of entry


Course content

This course will be suitable for you if you are:

  • interested in the protection of cultural property during armed conflict or following natural disasters
  • a recent graduate considering PhD research in this field
  • a member of the armed forces seeking a professional CPP qualification
  • a heritage professional seeking a professional CPP qualification

The Cultural Property Protection MLitt is a bespoke researched-based programme with some taught elements. The taught research methods part of the programme provides structured learning. This is ideal if you're unfamiliar with academic research or have been away from academia for a long time.

You'll be fully supported by world-class experts in the field. The course is part of Media, Culture and Heritage in the School of Arts and Cultures. We have a thriving, high-profile interdisciplinary research community. It's made up of postgraduate research students and experienced academic researchers who are key figures in their fields.

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Information for international students

English Language Requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills).

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English course.

Fees and funding

See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information online.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MLitt by research
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)191 208 3509