School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Study With Us

Study With Us

Our excellence is based on a sense of community, collaboration and the quality of our students.

Students on campus

We have 50 academic staff, more than 650 undergraduates and 200 postgraduates based in a single building at the heart of the campus.

We perform consistently well in the National Student Survey. In 2017, satisfaction ratings for our undergraduate degrees included 100% for English Language and Literature, 90% for Linguistics and 89% for Literature with Creative Writing.  We use the feedback from the National Student Survey to help us improve our degrees.

The Research Excellence Framework 2014 ranked our Literature and Creative writing group as the 3rd best in the UK (from 89).

Research-informed teaching

Newcastle University is a research intensive institution and a member of the elite Russell Group of UK Universities. We believe good teaching grows out of research.

We encourage our students to think of themselves as researchers. Our range of teaching reflects this and is often at the forefront of exciting developments in our subject areas.

Find out more about our research.

Facilities and resources

Located in the Percy Building on our city centre campus, we offer a range of facilities, including:

  • separate undergraduate and postgraduate computer suites
  • common rooms and refreshment facilities
  • a specialist digital media lab and audio-visual collections

To support our work, the School has also acquired unique and extensive archives of international importance in areas including dialectal English, children's literature and poetry.

Find out more about what our School has to offer and our students' experience of life in Newcastle.