Gaelic and Development

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig


Main Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


If you are passionate about the Gaelic language and its future development within the community then this internationally-acclaimed BA (Hons) Gaelic and Development course is for you.

With specialists in the Gaelic language very much in demand throughout Scotland, this broad-ranging degree will give you an excellent grounding in minority language planning and will give you the practical knowledge and work skills to explore how it is applied in communities today.

This course aims to provide you with an education and training in Gaelic language and community development. You will compare Gaelic and its communities with minority languages and cultures elsewhere and you will have the opportunity to spend a semester at university in Ireland or Canada.

Entry Requirements

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

Progression Routes

Careers in Gaelic related disciplines e.g. teaching, broadcasting, development agencies, local authorities, the arts and music.

Start Date





BA Hons

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

8 years


Gaelic and Related Studies

SCQF Level