Research course

Archaeology

Institution
Newcastle University · School of History, Classics and Archaeology
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in an appropriate discipline. PhD applicants should have a merit or distinction master's degree in a related subject, or international equivalent.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Through our Archaeology MPhil/PhD you will conduct original and advanced research into a specialist area of archaeology. This is a perfect programme to advance your academic career in archaeology; you will also develop employability skills including project management, report writing, problem-solving, independent working, and research.

Our Archaeology MPhil and PhD programmes are research degrees, conducted as supervised independent study, assessed through a single written document that is supported with a viva voce examination.

Both degrees involve the production of new knowledge through original research and advanced scholarship, exploring a field of academic study in detail. This involves detailed understanding of the methods, techniques and approaches needed to produce such knowledge, and the wider context of the subject of study.

As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and administrative support to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our doctoral training centres, Faculty Training Programme and Research Student Support Team.

Department specialisms

Later Prehistory, Classical Archaeology, Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeology, Bodies and Identity, Landscapes and Material Culture.

Information for 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.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Sandra Fletcher, School of History, Classics and Archaeology
Email
pg.historical@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 7966