General information about Linguistics and English Language at Edinburgh
Edinburgh is a world centre for teaching and research in Linguistics and English Language. The QS World University Rankings rated us best in the UK (and third in the world), and the latest REF judged us to have more world-leading research than any other UK Linguistics department. We were one of the first universities to teach Linguistics in Britain, and there are long traditions of work investigating the history and structure of English. We are one of the largest departments in Europe and we teach and research a wide range of areas, from philology all the way through to engineering.