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Postgraduate Research Degrees

In the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics we offer high-quality postgraduate research degrees.


The School of English Literature, Language, and Linguistics will support your research with:

  • a reserved workspace and computer area exclusively for postgraduate use. Our Postgraduate Suite has printing facilities, a kitchen, lockers, and seating areas
  • a digital media lab for students involved in documentary and self-reflexive film-making modules
  • a PC Cluster on the first floor of the Percy Building

The computer stations are spacious and have plenty of desk-space for all of your books.

Students also have use of a shared social space to chat, discuss ideas, and catch up with fellow students when you take a break from work.

The School also has a range of other resources to support its postgraduate students:

The Philip Robinson Library is the University's main library and is within a five minute walk of the School. This library houses Newcastle University Special Collections, including:

  • the Sid Chaplin papers
  • the Barry MacSweeney papers
  • the Bloodaxe Books archive
  • the Book Trust collection of all post-1970s British children's books

Beyond the English facilities on campus, our research is also supported by archive holdings at:

Societies and social activities

Newcastle University has a thriving culture of student societies covering all areas of interest. There is a dedicated School of English Society known as EngSoc.  This Society is open to all Newcastle University students, not just those studying for degrees in the School of English, so there's an opportunity to meet like-minded people studying different disciplines. Other popular societies our students enjoy include the Creative Writing Society, Theatre Society, Film Society and the Speech and Language Therapy Society.

Many of our students also write for The Courier, Newcastle University’s award-winning student Newspaper. Newcastle University’s Student Union also has two other branches of student media to get involved in: Radio and Television.

Students are invited to attend the regular event series held by Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts (NCLA), and visiting speaker programmes in Literature and Linguistics.


Follow in the footsteps of our graduates who have held influential roles in industries across the world and worked in a range of fields, from publishing and PR, film and television, to business and finance.

The award-winning University Careers Service offers careers guidance and support to all students.