English Language & Linguistics at the University of Glasgow offers expertise in:

  • modern English language & linguistics
  • English historical linguistics
  • Scots and English in Scotland
  • medieval English studies.

In 2017 we were awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education, the highest accolade for any higher education institution, for our work on the Historical Thesaurus of English.

We also have access to an extensive interdisciplinary network, linking us to a wide range of subjects, both in the Colleges of Arts  & Humanities and Social Sciences and beyond.

Study with us and you will work closely with academics considered leaders in their fields, and you will benefit from our excellent facilities.

Excellent facilities

Our University Library is one of the most significant in the UK, including a world-class collection of manuscripts and early printed books.

Special facilities include a phonetics laboratory with a recording studio and acoustic analysis software, made available to our undergraduate honours and postgraduate students.

Why Study English Language & Linguistics?

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