Research course

History

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

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree and a Master's degree at Merit level, or international equivalent, in a related subject. We will give specific consideration to any independent research you do as part of your studies and/or appropriate professional experience.

You must submit two letters of recommendation (obligatory) and a writing sample, such as a chapter from an MA dissertation or a published paper (optional).

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our history programme offers research opportunities in areas as diverse as medicine, death, historical demography, gender, women's history and urban culture. As an MPhil or PhD student you will enjoy a research environment in which ambitious and original ideas can flourish.

Many of the research opportunities in history are interdisciplinary and are available for most periods of history and in most geographical regions.

You can find out more about MPhil and PhD supervision areas from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology. There are opportunities for joint supervision with Latin American researchers in the School of Modern Languages.

Supervision is normally available in the following subject areas:
  • Conflict, War and Genocide
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Global and Post Colonial History
  • Health and Medicine
  • Ideas, Religion and Historiography
  • Labour and Social Movements
  • Oral History, Memory and Place
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Urban Culture and Mass Media.

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Information for international students

Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in writing, and 5.5 in all other sub-skills).

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    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

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