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Archaeology MPhil


Course Description

Course overview

Through our Archaeology MPhil/PhD you will conduct original and advanced research into a specialist area of archaeology. This is a perfect programme to advance your academic career in archaeology; you will also develop employability skills including project management, report writing, problem-solving, independent working, and research.

Our Archaeology MPhil and PhD programmes are research degrees, conducted as supervised independent study, assessed through a single written document that is supported with a viva voce examination.

Both degrees involve the production of new knowledge through original research and advanced scholarship, exploring a field of academic study in detail. This involves detailed understanding of the methods, techniques and approaches needed to produce such knowledge, and the wider context of the subject of study.

Our PhD students produce a thesis which includes material worthy of academic publication. A PhD qualification is usually necessary for an academic career involving post-doctoral research and/or lecturing.

These programmes are based in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology and cover a wide range of specialisms. Research supervision is available in the following periods and regions: Later Prehistory, Classical Archaeology, Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeology.

Thematic research is also strong at Newcastle and research supervision is available in the following areas of enquiry: Bodies and Identity, Landscapes, Material Culture.

For detailed information about research areas see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/archaeology-mphil-phd/#profile

Training and Skills

As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and administrative support to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our doctoral training centres, Faculty Training Programme and Research Student Support Team.

For further information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/archaeology-mphil-phd/#training&skills

How to apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/archaeology-mphil-phd/#howtoapply

Visit the Archaeology MPhil page on the Newcastle University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in an appropriate discipline. PhD applicants should have a merit or distinction master's degree in a related subject, or international equivalent. 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.

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