Taught course

Roman Frontier Studies

Newcastle University · School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in: archaeology; classics; history; geography. You will also be considered if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The Roman Frontier Studies MA inspires you to think about the human past from a variety of thematic and analytical perspectives. We make full use of the rich archaeological landscape of the North East with regular study trips and fieldwork. You also carry out field studies in Rome and the Lower Rhine.
Through period-based, practical and theoretical modules students will develop an understanding of the interpretive approaches that Roman archaeologists adopt and the methodologies and sources available during investigation.
You'll develop a range of advanced practical skills and be exposed to innovative research and encouraged to engage with new research agendas. Exposure to cutting-edge research skills in archaeology will prepare you to continue your academic career with a PhD in Roman Frontier Studies, or enter professions requiring high-level skills in literacy, research and project management.

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


part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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