Postgraduate research

Postgraduate research

English Language & Linguistics at Glasgow offers world-leading expertise in modern English language and linguistics, English historical linguistics, Scots and English in Scotland, and medieval English studies.

We offer the following research study options: PhD, MLitt, MPhil and MRes.

Our research areas include:

  • Historical English language, literature and medieval studies – including manuscript studies, codicology, textual and editing, literary and gender criticism, historical linguistics
  • Contemporary English linguistics, including phonetics and phonology, psycholinguistics, morphology, semantics, text analysis, sociolinguistics and onomastics
  • Language in Scotland, including spoken and written Scottish English and Scots, and translation studies
  • Applied Linguistics, including language in education and professional practice, critical discourse analysis, forensic linguistics and systemic functional linguistics.

You may want to identify and contact a potential supervisor to discuss your research proposal before you apply.