School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Postgraduate Study

Postgraduate Study

We provide a rich and vibrant research environment for postgraduate work at both taught and research levels.

Our postgraduate community is large and diverse, with more than 150 students. We believe postgraduates lie at the heart of the academic life of the School.

Our degrees

We offer taught and research programmes covering:

  • literature from medieval to modern
  • postcolonial literatures
  • drama and theatre studies
  • film
  • children's literature
  • linguistics (syntax, phonology, second language acquisition and many more areas)

Our MA and PhD in Creative Writing are taught by leading writers such as:

  • Margaret Wilkinson
  • William Fiennes
  • Sean O'Brien
  • Bill Herbert

Partnerships and collaboration

We have partnerships with external organisations that offer opportunities for placements and archival research. These include the Keats-Shelley House in Rome and the Wordsworth Trust (Dove Cottage).

The Newcastle Centre for Literary Arts is based at the School and offers an exciting programme of talks and performances throughout the year.

Research training and funding

Our programmes are underpinned by a range of innovative research training modules.

Many funding opportunities are available for UK and EU students through the School and our collaborative partners.