English Language and Linguistics at the University of Glasgow offers world-leading expertise in:

  • modern English language and 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 and Social Sciences and beyond.

Excellent facilities

Our University Library is one of the most significant in the UK. Special facilities include a phonetics laboratory with a recording studio and acoustic analysis software, made available to our undergraduate honours and postgraduate students.

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