The School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences (ECLS) is an exciting multidisciplinary School. We offer both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and have a wide range of research interests.
Newcastle University has a proud history in the area of teacher training. Although the University originally developed from a School of Medicine and Surgery, there have been educationalists at Newcastle for over 100 years. The first teacher training centre was created in 1890, and groundbreaking work continues today in the School's education section.
A history of innovation
Newcastle University was the first university in the country to offer a degree in speech and language therapy. The school now boasts over 40 years' experience of training language teachers speech and language therapists, psychologists, applied linguists.
The School of ECLS is continuing this tradition of innovation. This year we are launching brand new programmes in the field of media, communication and cultural studies.
Focus on quality
In 2000, the Quality Assurance Agency awarded our taught language science programmes a mark of 24/24 – making us only one of two schools in the UK offering training in speech and language therapy to receive full marks for teaching. We also gained a grade 5 for our language science research and 4 for education in the most recent national Research Assessment Exercise.