Historical Thesaurus Scholarship

Type of award: Scholarship

Subject area: English Language & Linguistics

Programme: MPhil in English Language & Linguistics

About the award: Following the success of the print Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary, the editors decided to devote most of the royalties to enhancing research into English Language & Linguistics at the University of Glasgow. This is primarily achieved by the establishment of a range of postgraduate research scholarships, in addition to undergraduate research prizes and the annual Samuels and Kay lectures. Funding for these scholarships was also boosted by a substantial legacy left after her death by Professor Christian Kay. The postgraduate scholarships are named in honour of the four original edits of the printed Historical Thesaurus: Christian Kay, Jane Roberts, Michael Samuels and Irené Wotherspoon.


Number of awards available: 1+

Value & duration of award: Fee waiver for 1 year of full time study or 2 years of part time study (at home/EU fee rate)

Funding available from: 1 September 2018


Eligibility criteria: Applicants must have a first class degree in English Language & Linguistics.

Exclusion criteria: This scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with any other funding. International students are welcome to apply, but only the home/EU level of fees will be covered by this award.


Application procedure: There is no special application procedure. All students accepted for the MPhil in English Language & Linguistics before 1 July each year will be considered automatically.

Contact details for queries: Professor Marc Alexander, Head of Subject