Postgraduate Programmes and Graduate Diploma
Postgraduate study is a range of courses for students that have already completed an undergraduate degree.
At Newcastle University, our range of postgraduate programmes can be studied by taught methods, by research, or a combination of both. In international terms, a postgraduate programme may be called a 'masters', 'graduate' 'doctoral' or 'PhD'.
A postgraduate taught programme can be invaluable to your career development. It can also provide an excellent foundation for a research programme.
Our degrees are flexible: you can choose options to match your studies to your interests. A taught programme can lead to the award of a:
- Master's Degree
- Postgraduate Certificate
- Postgraduate Diploma
Find a taught programme.
Graduate Diplomas and English language courses from INTO Newcastle University
INTO Newcastle University, our on campus language centre, provides English
language training before you study here.
- Some taught programmes accept students with a slightly lower English
language score if they take (and pass) one of the six-week or 10-week pre-sessional
English language programmes.
- The Graduate
Diploma in Business and Humanities and the Graduate
Diploma in Architecture are full-time academic programmes which prepare you
for selected taught postgraduate programmes (MA or MSc) in the Faculty of
Humanities and Social Sciences. It improves language skills and subject
knowledge and develops relevant postgraduate research skills.
for University Study is an intensive English language and study skills
course that can prepare you for the Graduate
Diploma or for a taught postgraduate programme. Depending on your current
language level and proposed study plan, the duration of the course can vary from
one term to a full academic year.
Applications for all INTO Newcastle University courses must be made directly
to the INTO
A research degree can provide a route into an academic career. It can also give you access to opportunities in commercial research and development, consultancy, or lead to your own business.
You can undertake research to:
- contribute to knowledge of your subject
- develop your employability skills
- work on projects with industrial partners
There are different types of research qualifications:
- Master's qualification- LLM by research, MLitt, MPhil, MMus, MRes
- Doctoral qualification - PhD, Integrated PhD, Professional Doctorate
Find out more about research degree options.