Research course


Newcastle University · School of History, Classics and Archaeology
MLitt by research

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent, in history or a related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Our History MLitt is a tailor-made programme with taught and research-based elements, providing you with an ideal opportunity for the detailed study of specific periods or themes. Dissertation topics include historical medicine, political history and urban culture.

The programme is well-suited as preparation for PhD research.

Dissertation supervision is available in the following research areas:

  • classical, medieval and early modern medicine
  • death and burial
  • early medieval Britain and Europe
  • 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
  • urban culture

You can find more information about our research areas and groupings.

Find out more about specific staff specialisms in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

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Department specialisms

Classical, medieval and early modern medicine; death and burial; early medieval Britain and Europe; 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; 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 course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MLitt by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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