Taught course


Newcastle University · School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent, in archaeology. A 2:1 honours degree in any other subject will be considered alongside personal statement.

Months of entry


Course content

Newcastle is a great place to study a master's in Archaeology. We're surrounded by world-class prehistoric, Roman, medieval and post-medieval heritage and you'll make full use of our rich archaeological landscape with regular study trips and fieldwork in the region. Our world-class on-campus Great North Museum: Hancock provides some of the finest archaeological collections often used in your learning.

The Archaeology master's has six specialist pathways and a generic route. You can select a pathway to suit your individual needs, background and career aspirations. As well as a general ‘Archaeology’ pathway, you can choose from:

  • Prehistoric Archaeology
  • Classical Archaeology: Greek and Roman
  • Roman Frontier Studies
  • Late Antique, Medieval and Byzantine Archaeology
  • Historical Archaeology
  • Artefacts and Technologies.

Newcastle University has a long and distinguished history of archaeological research, including:

  • Prehistoric archaeology in Britain, Western Europe and the Mediterranean
  • Greek archaeology
  • Roman archaeology
  • Archaeology of the late antique period
  • Western medieval archaeology
  • Byzantine archaeology
  • Historical archaeology (the post-1500 AD world)
  • Landscape studies
  • Material culture studies.

Information for international students

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).

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page in our online Prospectus.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    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

Sandra Fletcher, School of History, Classics and Archaeology
+44 (0) 191 208 7966