Gaelic with Development

UHI North, West and Hebrides




Do you want to play a part in securing the future of Gaelic language and culture in our society? Could you put your enthusiasm and skills to use, ensuring Gaelic is included and celebrated in our country and communities for generations to come?

Gaelic, like a huge proportion of the world's languages, faces an uncertain future. The importance of planning and development to maintain languages and culture within successful, sustainable communities, often rural and peripheral, is increasingly recognised. Join our BA (Hons) Gaelic with Development, developed with awareness of these challenges and designed to equip you with the skills needed to address them.

Learn about linguistic, economic, social, rural, community, and sustainable development, and their importance in determining the future of languages and cultures. Public bodies such as Bòrd na Gàidhlig and local authorities are legally required to develop language plans in collaboration with Gaelic advocates: learn to apply current theories of language decline and revitalisation to Gaelic in Scotland, and compare local situations with those in Europe and around the world, so that you can contribute to the discussion and become a fundamental part of the solution.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers at BBC including Gaelic (Learners) or Gàidhlig at B plus 2 subjects at National 5. You will attend for interview.

For some optional modules you will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Start Date





BA Hons

Study Method

Part time (day)



Course Length

4 years


Gaelic Medium Studies

SCQF Level