Linguistics at Newcastle


Postgraduate Study

Our postgraduate degrees will help you develop in all aspects of linguistics and language analysis.

We offer both taught and research-led postgraduate programmes in linguistics and language sciences.

With around 40 academic staff and over 100 postgraduate students in linguistics and language sciences, we have a vibrant postgraduate community. 

We offer both breadth of expertise, ranging from the highly theoretical to the very applied, and a pool of interdisciplinary research activities, bridging theory and application.

Our taught courses are built on our expertise from a wide range of theoretical and applied areas. Our research programmes are varied - we offer supervised research and integrated PhD programmes.

Students benefit from our Graduate School who provide training in professional and key skills, and host many postgraduate events.

In addition to the Graduate School's training programme CRiLLS co-ordinates additional workshops covering methodological skills and general training, such as preparing conference abstracts and viva preparation. View CRiLLS Semester 2 Training Programme . Read a CRiLLS workshop presentation, (delivered by Clare Wright):  Preparing for your Viva (PDF: 522KB).

Postgraduate facilities and support

We also support our students through postgraduate facilities including:

  • dedicated offices with computing facilities
  • microfilm collections
  • computer-assisted language analysis laboratory and phonetics laboratory
  • TESOL library
  • on-site speech and language therapy clinics
  • audio-visual room and education resource centre

Supervision is provided for projects that span academic schools and sub-disciplines, ensuring the best fit between graduate students' interests and the expertise of supervising staff.

Any concerns from our students can be raised by our Postgraduates representatives at the CRiLLS executive meetings. This year's Postgraduate representative is Kazuki Hata (email:

Funding for conferences

CRiLLS provides some funding for postgraduate research students to present a paper or poster at a conference. There are normally two calls for applications for conference support per year.

Further information about the process and how to apply will be published when available.

If you've received conference support you'll be asked to write a short summary about your experiences.