Newcastle University

School of Historical Studies



School of Psychology

Percy Building

Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD, MLitt; MPhil, MLitt; MPhil

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Archaeology at Newcastle University has a long and distinguished international reputation for its research and teaching, and has outstanding resources. 

For postgraduates, we offer taught MA programmes in:


Greek and Roman Archaeology

Roman and Byzantine Archaeology

Archaeology of Historic Periods

Roman Frontier Studies

Neolithic and Bronze Age Europe

And also postgraduate research degrees


In recent years we have achieved considerable success in our research and have a thriving postgraduate community. Our postgraduates enjoy a research environment in which ambitious and original ideas can flourish, and they take part in the School’s research seminar series and annual postgraduate conference. Our key specialisms include: landscape and monuments; bodies and identity; and economy, technology and material culture. For further information see our website. Period and regional specialisms: from the Mesolithic/Neolithic transition to the end of the Early Bronze Age in Britain and North West Europe; the Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Bronze Age in Cyprus and the Near East; the Iron Age/Roman transition; Roman Britain and Europe; Roman provincial slavery; Roman/Byzantine urbanism and frontier societies and the Roman/medieval transition; early medieval Britain and Ireland; medieval and later historic landscapes; church archaeology; post-medieval colonialism and slavery; archaeology of North East England; South West Britain. Thematic specialisms: the archaeology of the body and mortuary archaeology; human bioarchaeology including osteology and palaeopathology; personhood and identity; landscape archaeology; historic landscape characterisation; monuments and ritual landscapes; prehistoric cosmology and religion; frontier societies and cultural contact; ancient technology and economy; artefact analysis and material culture studies; art and identity; archaeology


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

International Student Requirements:

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based) or 577 (paper-based), or equivalent. INTO Newcastle University can provide extra tuition to help you meet our English language requirements.
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