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Ethnology and Folklore

University of Aberdeen

Venues

Old Aberdeen Campus

Content

The course will develop a broad-based understanding of how Ethnology and Folklore evolved and their approaches to the major genres of study: material culture, custom and belief, oral narrative, song, childlore and games, sports and pastimes.

Through case-studies of Scottish material, the course will show how the concepts of ethnology and folklore can be used to investigate important issues in contemporary society. Graduates from a variety of backgrounds will gain a sound knowledge of the concepts, skills and methodologies of ethnology and folklore, whether in preparation for doctoral research, or as an end in itself.

It is the only course in the United Kingdom designed to prepare appropriate candidates from any discipline for doctoral research in Ethnology and Folklore in a Scottish context with a North-East and North focus.

Entry Requirements

Normally a good undergraduate degree in a humanities or social science subject.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MLitt

Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

24 months

Faculty

Arts and Social Sciences

Department

Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.abdn.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Arts and Social Sciences General

English

History

Humanities

Languages

Politics

Religion

Sociology