Taught course

British History

Newcastle University · School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in history or a related subject such as:

  • politics
  • economics
  • English
  • sociology

We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

This history master's covers a wide range of British history from early medieval to modern periods. It includes:

  • ideas and influences
  • reform and reaction
  • intensive teaching in the methodologies and concepts used by historians

The course is flexible. You can choose taught modules covering the periods of history and subjects that most interest you.

For the part-time route, the selection of modules to take and their timing will be decided in consultation with the Degree Programme Director.

We offer an optional independent study project as well as the compulsory dissertation.

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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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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