School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

About our School

About our School

The School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics is a highly successful school with a long and prestigious history. Each year we attract excellent students and staff from around the world.

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The School ranked in the top 10 for each of its three subject areas in the 2019 edition of The Complete University Guide, and this success is underpinned by the expertise of our academic staff who are internationally recognised for the quality of work they've published and the intellectual contributions they've made.

Our School offers a wide range of high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in English Literature, Creative Writing and Linguistics, courses characterised by diversity and creativity in the classroom, the quality of our teaching and our commitment to our community. We are housed in a single building on Newcastle University's city-centre campus, and are a welcoming, friendly and aspirational School, united in a desire to see all members of our community enjoy the freedom and opportunity to succeed. 

Student satisfaction

Consistently strong performances in the National Student Survey reflect the excellent quality of our teaching and wealth of opportunities and facilities available to our students. In the 2018/19 survey, 91% of all our third year students were “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with their course.

The successes of former students give us further evidence of the quality of work we do in our school. We know once they graduate, our alumni go on to have successful careers in the arts, business, education, the law and public service. These professions all require them to draw on the skills, experience and knowledge gained while studying with us.