Applications for the McIntosh-Patterson Studentship should now be made through the general PhD selection process

  • Applicants are encouraged to make contact with the School as soon as possible to register their interest in this funding opportunity as this will allow the School to track the progress of your application. Please email the School Postgraduate Team to register interest. It is also useful for applicants to contact potential supervisors early in the process to assist in the application process.
  • Applicants must complete the University of Edinburgh application form for the relevant PhD programme. Once this application has been submitted, applicants will receive email confirmation from the system including their User Name (UUN).

The Linguistics and English Language Department’s prospective postgraduate student page has relevant information on applying to the Mac-Pat studentship and other aspects applying for doctoral studies with us.

In your application, you should mention your interest in being considered for the studentship only if your main area of research focuses on a topic in historical linguistics that can be supervised by a member of the Linguistics and English Language staff.  Beyond this, there are no restrictions on what language, period, or sub-discipline within historical linguistics your proposal focuses on.



PhD admissions for the department, in which potential McIntosh-Patterson scholars will be considered,  are open until 13 November.