If you are already qualified in Scottish Gaelic, you will study Gaelic 1B, focusing on Scottish Gaelic language and literature. If you are a beginner you will study Gaelic 1A, concentrating on language learning. Introduction to Gaelic Language and Culture includes a basic language-learning opportunity. Celtic Civilisation 1A and 1B provide overviews of the social and cultural history of the Celtic peoples from late prehistoric times to the present, including language, literature, religion and art.
The two second-year language courses expand and develop your familiarity with Scottish Gaelic language and literature. Gaelic 2A builds on the work of Gaelic 1A, while Gaelic 2B builds on the work of Gaelic 1B. Celtic Literature 2A and 2B use translations to bring students into close contact with a variety of early and modern literary texts in Early Irish, Medieval Welsh, Scottish Gaelic, Early Modern and Modern Irish. Celtic Literature 2A plus 2B qualifies you for the Medieval curriculum at honours level. Gaelic 2A or 2B qualify you for either the Medieval or Modern curriculum.
You will choose courses from two curricula – Medieval or Modern. The Medieval curriculum concentrates on early Irish and Welsh language and literature, history and culture. The Modern curriculum is concerned with Gaelic Scotland and Ireland from around 1600 to the present and includes advanced Gaelic language work aimed at developing high-level oral and writing skills.
As year 3.
2021 entry requirements
4 Highers at ABBB (first sitting) or AABB/ABBBB (two sittings) including English plus a language other than English at B at National 5.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at ABBB (by end of S6) including English plus a language other than English at B at National 5. Highers at BBB must be achieved in one sitting S4-S6.
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Literatures, Languages and Cultures