School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

About Us

About Us

Our School is an exciting place for multi-disciplinary study.

Learning to become a primary teacher is just one of the many disciplines you can learn within the School. Photo by John Donoghue

We offer both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and have research interests.

Academic pioneers

Our origins are within a School of Medicine and Surgery. But there have been educationalists at Newcastle for more than 100 years.

In 1890, we created our first teacher training centre. It continues its groundbreaking work today.

A history of innovation

We were the first university in the country to offer a degree in speech and language therapy.

With more than 40 years' experience, we train:

  • language teachers
  • speech therapists
  • psychologists
  • applied linguists

Dedicated resources

We have excellent facilities for our students and staff, including online resources.


Learn about our alumni community. As a Newcastle University alumni, you can enjoy a range of benefits and services.

NU Advancement help organise a full and varied events programme. Events take place worldwide and vary from social gatherings, to official ceremonies.