The Education programme from Newcastle University offer expert supervision in the following research areas:
- early year's policy with a focus on language and communication
- social justice in education
- gifted and talented children in Africa, India and the UK
- education in popular culture
- early literacy
- technology enhanced learning, including language learning
- learning to teach languages
- counselling and wellbeing in children and adults
- the physical leaning environment
- teaching and learning in Higher Education
- internationalisation in Higher Education
Our supervisors' current research interests, projects and publications are available from our staff profiles. Most of our staff have professional experience in teaching, speech and language therapy or English language teaching before entering academia. You should contact Carolyn Letts, Director of Postgraduate Research, or a member of our staff as a potential supervisor before applying. You will need to submit a short research proposal (1000 words max).
You will study in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences. This is a diverse School with a high number of international students.
During your studies you will have regular meetings with your supervisory team. This is supported by email and Skype.
Your attendance on campus is flexible to accommodate your field work or data collection.
Many of our students already have well-developed professional careers. They use their professional experience to frame their research questions, connecting theory and practice. Part time study is available for those who want to study whilst working in the UK.
Our cross-disciplinary seminars include education, speech and language sciences and applied linguistics. In attending seminars you will engage with staff and students from around the world.
There is an annual competition for funded studentships through the ESRC Northern Ireland/North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Partnership. You should contact us to discuss supervision opportunities before applying for a studentship.
Our links with research centres and institutes provide opportunities for collaboration and cross-disciplinary seminars and interest groups. Our most important connections are with:
- Centre for Research in Learning and Teaching
- Institute for Health and Society
- Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Studies
You will have access to two postgraduate research student study rooms, the largest of which has recently been upgraded with additional workstations and soft seating area, and our Resource Centre.
We have two on-site clinics:
- the Tavistock North East Aphasia Centre
- The Children's Speech and Language Therapy Clinic
- You will receive a tailored package of support from the University to ensure you maximise your research and future career. There are also opportunities to undertake your research at Newcastle within a Doctoral Training Centre, Centre for Doctoral Training or Doctoral Training Partnership.
- It is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as a sound foundation for doctoral studies.
- Our aim is for you to develop a broad range of research and project management skills that will support you in your career ahead. Staff and students from across a range of disciplines can come together and share their research experiences. You can also choose to register for a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Training.
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- StartingApply anytime.
- We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
DisciplinesEducation Linguistics View 370 other Masters in Linguistics in United Kingdom
- A 2:1 honours degree and a master's degree, or international equivalents, in a relevant subject.
International18600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18600 GBP per year during 12 months.
National4500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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