McIntosh-Patterson PhD Studentship

The University of Edinburgh - Angus McIntosh Centre for Historical Linguistics

We invite applications by Friday 16th March 2018 for a fully-funded, three-year PhD studentship at the Angus McIntosh Centre for Historical Linguistics, starting September 2018 (or very shortly thereafter). The successful applicant’s primary research focus is expected to be on any aspect of historical linguistics that is within the expertise of the staff of Linguistics and English Language at Edinburgh. We would be interested to see applications involving lexicography or historical Scots but this is by no means a prerequisite to a successful application.

Information regarding current research interests in Linguistics and English Language is available on our website:


  • This studentship is funded by the Angus McIntosh Centre for Historical Linguistics.
  • The award provides for full tuition fees (UK, EU or Overseas), and an annual stipend of £14,000 for three years.


  • The successful applicant will have a very good undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline and ideally will have, or will be studying for, a Masters Degree (or equivalent).
  • Existing doctoral researchers (ie. those in their 1st or 2nd year of doctoral study) are not eligible for this award.
  • International applicants are welcome to apply for this studentship.

Application Procedure

  • Complete the studentship application form available online and submit with the required supporting documentation by Friday 16th March.
  • Interviews (by Skype if necessary) will take place in the first week of April (dates to be confirmed).

Further information

  • The Angus McIntosh Centre for Historical Linguistics:

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