Our range of taught programmes and research degrees is designed to support the career development of recent graduates, newly qualified teachers and other established education professionals.


The work of our two dedicated research centres informs education practice:

• The Research Centre for Learning and Teaching (CfLAT) focuses on the best ways for learners to acquire skills, knowledge and understanding in educational settings.
• Our globally influential EG West centre examines the ways in which choice, competition and entrepreneurship can enhance opportunity and outcomes.

We also have a range of specialist consulting centres which specialise in various aspects of teaching, learning, speech and language. These include:

• The Literacy Clinic
• The Paediatric Speech and Language Clinic
• North East Aphasia Centre
• The Centre for Learning and Teaching
• The North Leadership Centre

PGCE Courses

• We currently offer Initial Teacher Training courses (PGCE) at both Primary  level (5–11 age range) and Secondary  level (11–18 age range), which lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
• We have a number of places for primary French specialists and at secondary level we offer biology, chemistry, mathematics, modern languages (French, German and Spanish) and physics.
• An extension course in German may also be available as a pre-PGCE subject knowledge enhancement.

MA Programmes

The MA Education: International Perspectives offers four specialist pathways:
• Leadership and Management
• Information, Communication and Education Technology
• Development in Education
• Teaching and Learning

We also offer an MA in International Development and Education , with its highly popular placement module which involves some in-country work.

We also offer further taught programmes and information on these can be found on the degree list below. 

Alongside developing your specialist subject knowledge and expertise, studying a taught postgraduate programme at Newcastle will also enable you to develop transferable skills relevant to the global job market.

PhD, EdD and DAppEdPsy Study

• The EdD enables you to undertake part-time doctoral study, including a research project that relates directly to your own professional context
•  Our Integrated PhD gives you the opportunity to combine studies in education with communications, applied linguistics, and counselling theory and practice
• Funded by the Children’s Workforce Development Council, the Doctor of Applied Educational Psychology (DAppEdPsy) provides 10 places for UK students to undergo the initial training required to become an educational psychologist in England

These postgraduate professional development routes are enhanced by the work of the North Leadership Centre and the new iLab facility.

Research students are supported in their studies through a structured programme of supervision and training via our faculty specific Research Training Programmes which have been endorsed by the UK research councils and adhere to their framework of excellence.



Postgraduate degrees in this subject area: