Research course

History

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

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related subject. PhD applicants should have a relevant master's degree, or international equivalent.

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:
  • Classical, medieval and early modern medicine
  • Death and burial
  • Gender, women's history and the history of sexuality
  • Historical demography
  • History of ideas
  • History of psychiatry
  • National identity, inter-ethnic relations and border issues
  • Politics, international relations and the impact of war
  • Urban history and urban culture

Department specialisms

Classical, medieval and early modern medicine; Death and burial; Gender, women's history and the history of sexuality; Historical demography; History of ideas; History of psychiatry; National identity, inter-ethnic relations and border issues; Politics, international relations and the impact of war; Urban history and urban 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

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MPhil

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

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