The study of English Literature at Newcastle is grounded on the excellence of our students, the research experience of our staff and the quality of our degrees.

At Newcastle, work on well-established areas like Mediaeval Literature, the Renaissance, Romantic Literature and the Victorian Novel sits alongside the study of less familiar material and this broad range of specialisms and our proven expertise in the teaching of literature that provides both undergraduates and postgraduates with real opportunities right across the subject.

From scholarship on Mediaeval and Tudor Poetry to work on 20th and 21st Century Film and Fiction, Children's Literature, Popular Theatre, Postcolonial Writing and American Fiction, all our staff are actively pursuing a vast range of scholarly projects, writing and publishing widely as they do so and creating in the process an intellectual energy that informs all areas of the life of the school.

In this friendly and dynamic community, staff and students work together on degrees that combine a flexible approach with a wide range of option choices and extensive historical coverage. There are opportunities to practise creative writing and theatre, to make films or to join a work placement, but above all, our aim is to deepen your knowledge of literary texts and give you a firm foundation in the critical and theoretical skills needed to analyse them.