The course is very flexible and allows you to study the periods and subjects in history that most interest you. You can also combine this with other subjects from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology eg ancient history or archaeology as well as related topics such as politics, English or a foreign language.
This course is taught and based on the Newcastle University campus.
The course is delivered through a combination of seminars, lectures, individual tutorials and small-group teaching. Module teaching runs Monday to Friday, during the day and term time only. Your tutors and other academic staff are normally available for consultation, and for dissertation supervision, during vacations.
If you plan to take this course part time, you will agree your module selection with the Degree Programme Director.
HIS8061 The Practice of History
HIS8098 Research Skills and Dissertation Training
You will choose at least 40 credits and up to 60 credits from the following modules:
HIS8025 Pathway in British History
HIS8052 Conflict in European History
HIS8053 Conflict in European History - Case Studies
HIS8034 The "Indian Problem" in Latin America
HIS8132 Slavery, Race and Freedom
HIS8104 Ideas and Influences in British History
HIS8105 Reform and Resistance in British History
SHS8124 Introduction to the History of Medicine
SHS8125 Special Study in the History of Medicine 1
SHS8126 Special Study in the History of Medicine 2
You will take the remaining 40 or 20 credits, in consultation with the Degree Programme Director, from MA modules within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences or you can select one of the following:
HIS8106 Independent Study Project in History OR
HIS8107 Independent Study Project in History
An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in history or a related subject. Applicants with non-standard qualifications and/or an appropriate level of experience are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in writing), or equivalent.
No work experience is required.
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