Postgraduate Programmes and Graduate Diploma

Students in the Learning ZonePostgraduate 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'.

Taught Programmes

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.
  • English 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 Admissions Centre.

Research Degrees

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.