School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Research Degrees

Research Degrees

There are a variety of excellent research programmes for our postgraduate students.

(PhD) Speech & Language Sciences

A PhD is for those with a clear idea of a topic and experience of conducting independent research. As a postgraduate researcher in Speech and Language Sciences you will carry out a major research project working with supervisors who are experts in your field. Click here for more information.

Integrated PhD in Phonetics & Phonology

Taught modules and project proposal preparation take up the first year of these qualifications. They are ideal if you want to get up to speed with your subject area and research methods ahead of starting your project. Our Integrated Programme is designed for students who wish to develop an advanced theoretical and analytical grounding in Phonetics and Phonology. The focus can be theoretical or the application of phonetics and phonology in first and second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, speech science, and language patterning. Click here for more information. 

Postgraduate continuing Professional Development

The CPD opportunities include several standalone Master's level modules. They are a result of close partnership with regional SLT managers and clinical leads

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For internal funding possibilities, please look at the Newcastle University postgraduate funding database.

Training and support

For all our doctoral programmes, training is provided both by the HaSS Research Training Programme and the School. You will also have regular meetings with your supervisor. We do not offer distance learning. Part-time study is not available to international students.


Postgraduate Secretary
Ground Floor, King George VI Building
School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences 
Newcastle University 
Newcastle upon Tyne 
NE1 7RU 

Tel: +44 (0) 191 208 6569