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Our Research

We're at the forefront of improvements in education, language learning, teaching and communication.

Diverse research

Research in the School is wide ranging. It addresses theoretical as well as professional issues and a significant proportion is:

  • interdisciplinary
  • inter-institutional
  • international

Researchers are involved in the University's research institutes. They contribute to Newcastle University Centres of Research Excellence, shaping discussions of potential new groupings.

Postgraduate research

Our postgraduate research (PGR) students are an important and integral part of our research environment. Postgraduate research supervision is a major focus of our work. We have around 140 PGR students in the School, around half of whom are international.

PGR students contribute to the research programme of the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences staff. Many become colleagues and collaborators after graduation.

Postgraduate students belong to and co-run our research groups. They also co-organise conferences and the School's own e-journal. The School and subject areas host research seminar series. These seminars are open to all PGR students, both as attendees and presenters.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences provides research training. The faculty also hosts postgraduate events.

Find out more about postgraduate research opportunities