Second McIntosh-Patterson PhD studentship opens for applications

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Angus McIntosh, the Centre’s namesake beside an extract from the will of the Reverend John Patterson

The AMC is pleased to announce the second McIntosh-Patterson PhD studentship. This award, which starts in September 2018, provides for full tuition fees (UK, EU or Overseas), and an annual stipend of £14,000 for three years.

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.

The deadline for applications is Friday 16 March.


  • 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.Eligibility


  • This studentship is funded by the Angus McIntosh Centre for Historical Linguistics and the legacy of the Reverend John Patterson, a Classics and English master at George Watson’s Ladies College in 7 George Square. He died young, of tuberculosis, in 1879.
  • The current McIntosh-Patterson Scholar (awarded 2015) is Jade Jørgen Santsted.
  • More information here.

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