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Gaelic Studies

University of Aberdeen

Venues

Old Aberdeen Campus

Content

Aberdeen is the perfect location to explore the Gaelic language, its history, literature and Gaelic culture up to the present day. Whether you are a native speaker or complete beginner, you will be inspired by our world-leading experts in the Gaelic field, and gain valuable skills and wide career options.

Year 1: Gaelic Language 1A; Gaelic Scotland; Gaelic for Beginners 1B/Gaelic Language 1B; Modern Gaelic Scotland.

Year 2: Gaelic for Advanced Beginners 2A/Gaelic Language 2A; Gaelic Folklore; Gaelic for Advanced Beginners 2B/Gaelic Language 2B; Introduction to Gaelic Literature.

Years 3 and 4: Gaelic Dialectology; The Gaelic Short Story; Comparative Language Planning; Modern Irish Language; The Gaelic Novel; The Gaelic Poetry Renaissance.

Entry Requirements

2024 entry requirements:

Standard entry:
4 Highers at AABB (by end of S5) plus English at National 5. Those with Highers at BBB by end of S5 are encouraged to apply.

Entry to year 2 may be possible with 3 Advanced Highers at ABB including Gaelic at A.

Widening access entry:
2 Highers at BB (by end of S5). Additional Highers/Advanced Highers in S6.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

MA Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

Q530

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

Arts and Social Sciences

Department

Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.abdn.ac.uk