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Teaching Excellence

Teaching Excellence

Our School is highly successful with a long and prestigious history.

Our School is home to internationally acclaimed academics, writers, and film-makers, with each our three subjects ranked in the top 10 in the UK. See below for further details:

Quality and ranking

  • 10th in the UK for English Studies — The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
  • 4th in the UK for Creative Writing — The Complete University Guide 2021
  • 10th in the UK for Linguistics – The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 
  • top 20 in the UK for English — The Complete University Guide 2021
  • top 150 — English Language and Literature category — QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020
  • top 120 for Linguistics – QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020 
  • top 150 – Arts and Humanities category – Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2021 
  • 3rd in the UK for research — Research Excellence Framework 2014 (English Language and Literature category)

Newcastle University ranks top 10 in Europe for Teaching Excellence.

At Newcastle, we are proud to have achieved the best possible outcome in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) – a Gold Award.

The TEF Panel judged that Newcastle University delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning, and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.