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Postgraduate Taught Degrees

Our postgraduate degrees cover a range of interesting topics for you to choose from.


There are a range of facilities for students who choose to study English courses. These include:

  • a reserved workspace and computer area exclusively for postgraduate use which includes printing facilities, a kitchen, lockers, and seating areas
  • a digital media lab for students involved in documentary and self-reflexive film-making modules when they study English
  • a PC Cluster on the first floor of the Percy Building
  • the Philip Robinson Library is the University's main library and is within a five minute walk of the School.

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

Postgraduates who study English 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:

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 SocietyFilm 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 career guidance and support to all students.


We know and understand wholly that some students may find it easier to undertake their PG degree part-time. For information on how we can support you in doing this, please contact the School Office at