Newman University

Newman University


This programme gives students an opportunity to develop historical knowledge and research skills beyond undergraduate level; it is suitable for recent history graduates or historians currently working in the field in a variety of roles seeking to pursue an academic career or develop their understanding of a particular area of history; it can also assist teachers of history at secondary level to work with older students at tertiary or higher education levels; the course consists of a series of research seminars; students are allocated a tutor to supervise the research project which forms the basis of an original piece of historical research.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree in history or a history-related subject including a dissertation in history or a history-related area.

Assessment methods

The MPhil is awarded on the completion of a 50,000 word thesis, which is examined by an external expert in the subject area; at the midpoint of the programme, students complete a 4,000 word report which includes a literature review, an outline of the topic and an indication of your future research objectives; this report is examined by a member of Newman University or University of Leicester to assess the student's fitness to progress to the thesis writing stage.

Sponsorship information

Full-time Research Scholarships occasionally offered by the College.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 10,250 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MPhil Part-time £ 5,125 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time - 3 years
PhD Part-time - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Newman University Birmingham B32 3NT West Midlands

Key information

Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0121 476 1181