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PhD Opportunities and Support

We particularly welcome applicants whose research interest fit within those of our research groups.

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We're pleased you're considering postgraduate research study with us.

Explore these pages to find out about:

Information about postgraduate funding

For information about potential sources of funding for postgraduate study visit the University's guide to funding.


Newcastle University is proud to be part of Idealab. This is a prestigious international doctorate. You could consider this programme if your research interests lie in understanding the neurocognitive mechanisms of language learning, language use and language (re)-learning, in both clinical and non-clinical populations.

IDEALAB – International Doctorate for Experimental Approaches to Language And Brain (

You can find out about current and past Idealab candidates here.

Stroke Association fellowships

The Stroke Association invites yearly applications for Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards in the field of stroke.

Research has the potential to limit the devastating effects of stroke and help people rebuild their lives. The Speech and Language Sciences Section at Newcastle University has a strong research group working in the field of . We offer support in the application to these Fellowships to outstanding applicants who contact us early in the autumn. This allows time for establishing eligibility and putting together a strong proposal.

Please see the Stroke Association website for more information. Contact us if you are interested.