Northumbria University

Northumbria University, Newcastle


**Would you like to participate in a dynamic and flexible course that can be tailored to meet your own individual interests and career aspirations?** The MA History course consists of broad, thematic taught modules that focus on the middle ages through to present day. Offering a flexible approach to study, this course incorporates five core modules which mix conventional historical study with training in research methods and the close consideration of the big interpretative questions animating the study of history today. A particular strength of the course is the introduction it offers to Digital History. In addition to the taught modules you will also complete a dissertation under the supervision of one of our specialist historians. Throughout your studies you will have access to our leading learning facilities and you will be welcome at academic events and seminars hosted by the new Institute of the Humanities. This includes the fortnightly History Research Seminar, where we welcome historians from throughout the world to show us their latest research. The history group at Northumbria also has a strong reputation as providers of public history. It has just launched its second MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) exploring the fascinating history of the North-East from a global perspective. 'Global Geordies' complements our first MOOC which examines the Culture of the American South from colonial times to the 21st century. Feel free to enrol and get a feeling for the excellent research and teaching that we can offer.

Entry requirements

MA: Applicants should normally have: A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent, in a related discipline. International qualifications: If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit English Language requirements: International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*). *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit

Course modules

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Assessment methods

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
MA Distance learning (full-time) September 2019 - 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years
MA Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus NE1 8ST North East

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