Newcastle University

School of Historical Studies

Ancient History: Rulership, Power and Court Societies in the Ancient World


School of Psychology

Percy Building

Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

This programme offers a broader and deeper knowledge of ancient history than at undergraduate level, together with training in historical research techniques. It is flexible, can be tailored to individual interests and involves a considerable amount of supervised self-study. You study two modules (60 credits) in ancient history from a list that may include: archaic Greece; economic history; history and archaeology of pre-Roman and Roman Italy; Greco–Roman religion; social and cultural history of the Roman Empire; Roman Greece; Greek art and archaeology; history and archaeology of the ancient Near East. You also take compulsory modules in research training methods (20 credits). You take one module (10 credits) in Latin/Greek application and, if you have no previous training in ancient languages, you take 30 credits in either Latin or Greek. If you already have knowledge of an ancient language, you study an additional topic in ancient history instead. You also research and write a 14-18,000-word dissertation (60 credits) on a topic of your choice. The programme is delivered through lectures, seminars and supervisions. With the exception of the language modules, assessment is by means of submitted work.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

International Student Requirements:

Applicants whose first language is not English require a minimum of IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 100 (Internet-based) or 600 (paper-based), or equivalent.
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