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Undergraduate Degrees

Choose from a variety of single and joint honours degrees to access study abroad opportunities and careers.

Indicative Texts

Indicative reading lists are available for Stages 1, 2 and 3 English Language and Lingustics below:

Stage 1 Reading Lists 

Students can check out the Indicative Reading for SELLL Stage 1 22-23 for our Semester 1 compulsory modules.


All English Literature, Language and Linguistics degrees are based in the Percy Building, in the heart of Newcastle University campus. There are a range of cutting-edge facilities available in the School, online and within the wider university. This means that students have opportunities to develop their language skills, make films, create digital exhibitions and much more.

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 likeminded 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. There are opportunities to take advantage of subsidised tickets for productions, such as those by the Royal Shakespeare Company during its annual season in Newcastle.


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.

Broaden your horizons and undertake a work or cultural industries placement. The award-winning University Careers Service offers careers guidance and support to all students.


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