Gaelic Media

University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)


Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


If you aspire to a career within the Gaelic media industry, this dynamic DipHE Gaelic Media* course will provide you with the experience and knowledge required for direct entry to the workplace.

The course is delivered at the Sabhal Mòr Ostaig campus on the Isle of Skye, and in conjunction with the broadcast and media industry in Scotland. Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI has been successfully providing training in Gaelic media for over 20 years and you will gain real opportunities through their experienced and dedicated staff and strong industry links.

Throughout the course you will develop the necessary industry-specific knowledge and skills alongside the transferable skills sought after by employers. You will also be able to enhance your language skills both while studying and in the wider Gaelic community.

In year one, you will have the opportunity of a week’s work-based learning with a BBC Outside Broadcast Unit at The Royal National Mòd and will have regular input from industry practitioners across a range of modules. There will also be masterclasses from nationally and internationally recognised industry specialists in technical and communication skills.

During the second year, you will spend ten months on industry placement at various media companies and broadcasters and will learn and be assessed on the work you undertake during this time. These workplace opportunities will be supported by MG Alba* and an advisory panel consisting of various industry practitioners as well as representatives of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers at BBC, preferably including Gaelic (Learners) or Gàidhlig at B. You will be required to attend an interview to assess your Gaelic language skills.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time



Course Length

2 years


Gaelic Medium Studies

SCQF Level