Newcastle University

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Rank: 200 (TCUG)

Location: Main Site (Newcastle)

Website: www.ncl.ac.uk

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Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2019/01/09

Duration: -


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Description

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.

Delivery:

The MLitt has a formal research training component where you will develop your research skills and methodologies (20 credits).

You complete a number of detailed research assignments chosen according to your interests and experience (80 credits). You also undertake a dissertation of 16,000-24,000 words consisting of a sustained piece of original research (80 credits).

Study consists mainly of seminars, tutorials and independent learning supported by research training. You may also attend seminars from postgraduate taught modules (without assessment), in agreement with your supervisor and the relevant module leaders.

Facilities

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology provides access to some top quality facilities such as:
•the Great North Museum: Hancock
• our libraries
•The Gertrude Bell Archive
•Computing facilities with access to relevant databases.

Entry requirements

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

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.

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.


Requirements

Entry requirements

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

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (IELTS 6.5 (6.0 every band))


Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for Newcastle University.

About this university

International students

Newcastle attracts students from over 120 countries worldwide and there is plenty of help and advice on hand to assist them in adapting to life in the UK. The university has a system where every student has a personal tutor to assist them in both academic and non-academic matters and there is also a Student Wellbeing Service for confidence advice and help. There is a Visa and Immigration Team on hand to deal with legal matters relating to these areas and a Student Advice Centre within the Student’s Union for information on matters such as housing and finances. Finally, towards the end of studying, there is a Careers Service to help students find work or further their education as required. The heart of student life outside the classroom in the university is the Newcastle University Students Union. Unlike many students unions, NUSU owns the building that it operates from, following an anonymous gift in 1924 that allowed them to build a neo-Jacobean style building. It is run by six sabbatical officers and employs some 300 people in roles such as bar staff and entertainment organisers. In the media, there is a student run newspaper, established in 1948, called The Courier as well as radio station. The university is one of the leading in the UK for its sports programs and there are more than 50 sports clubs to become involved with.

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