About the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

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.

Academic pioneers

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.

Dedicated resources

We have excellent facilities for our students and staff including on-line resources.