M.Litt. History

Newcastle University | Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
The MLitt is a tailor-made programme with taught and research-based elements. It provides an ideal opportunity for the detailed study of specific periods or themes and is well suited as preparation for PhD research.

Description of History


Dissertation supervision is available in the following areas:

  • Classical
  • Medieval and early modern medicine
  • Death and burial
  • Early medieval Britain and Europe
  • Gender
  • Womenís 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

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee Not specified
Start date September  2016
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

The MLitt incorporates a formal research training component where you will develop your research skills and methodologies (20 credits). You also complete a number of detailed research assignments chosen according to your interests and experience (80 credits), and 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.

English Language Requirements


IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for History

An upper-second-class Honours degree, or an international equivalent, in history or a related discipline.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in writing), or equivalent.

Work Experience for History

No work experience is required.

More Information

We Are Helping Thousands of Students to Find a University Abroad!

Fortunately enough I was able to find StudyPortals. Right from the start of the application to getting the confirmation of admission I was using StudyPortals.
Shivprasad - India

Sign up for your personal newsletter and we will help you too.

We will send you all the information you need to find your dream study programme!

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Newcastle University, United Kingdom

United Kingdom From its origins as a School of Medicine and Surgery in 1834, Newcastle University today offers a first-class student experience in the heart of Britainís number one student city. Newcastle is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Ranked among the best in the world by the most recent Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Newcastle University is in its global top 150, while The Sunday Times University Guide 2012 placed us in 12th position in the UK.

Prepare yourself for Master degree

Find a Preparation Course
  • Reset
Compare Programmes