The programme is designed for students with a background in ancient history, archaeology, art history, classics, medieval studies or a related discipline who wish to study the archaeology of the Roman, late antique and Byzantine worlds. It will prepare you to study for a PhD in Roman or Byzantine archaeology, or to enter professions requiring high-level skills in literacy, research and project management.
You take compulsory modules that cover archaeological method and theory (10 credits), research training (10 credits), Roman archaeology (30 credits) and Byzantine archaeology (30 credits). The remaining taught part of the programme (40 credits) enables you to choose from a wide range of modules. You may choose another period-based or thematic module from those offered in archaeology or history, and/or acquire advanced practical skills through modules in artefact analysis, GIS or other computing techniques, heritage management and bioarchaeology. Modules in ancient or modern languages are also available. All students research a dissertation in Roman and/or Byzantine archaeology (60 credits).
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.