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History MPhil


Course Description

Course overview

Our history programme offers research opportunities in areas as diverse as medicine, death, historical demography, gender, women's history and urban culture. As an MPhil or PhD student you will enjoy a research environment in which ambitious and original ideas can flourish.

Many of the research opportunities in history are interdisciplinary and are available for most periods of history and in most geographical regions.

You can find out more about MPhil and PhD supervision areas from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology. There are opportunities for joint supervision with Latin American researchers in the School of Modern Languages.

Supervision is normally available in the following subject areas: Classical, medieval and early modern medicine; Death and burial; 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 and urban culture.

For detailed information on research areas see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/history-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/history-mphil-phd/#training&skills

How to apply

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

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

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related subject. PhD applicants should have a relevant master's degree, 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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