UCAS code: QR56
Duration: 4 years
School: Literatures, Languages and Cultures
College: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
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 & 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 Year 2 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 you into close contact with a variety of early and modern literary texts in early Irish, medieval Welsh, Scottish Gaelic, and early modern and modern Irish. Celtic Literature 2A plus 2B qualifies you for the medieval curriculum at honours level. Gaelic 2A or 2B qualifies 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.
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Teaching will take place within the University's Central Area, in modern lecture theatres and seminar rooms. You will have access to the University's libraries, the School of Scottish Studies Archives, which include extensive Celtic library holdings, and general computer facilities, in George Square.
Courses are taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars.
You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and exams.
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Our Celtic graduates have always been very successful in gaining academic, educational, administrative, political and journalistic employment.
Thanks to the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005, the creation of BBC Alba, the Gaelic digital television service, and the ongoing expansion of Gaelic-medium education, among other developments, there has been increased demand for highly educated Gaelic speakers and cultural leaders, particularly within the education sector, Gaelic-related research, and media and broadcasting.
The typical offer is likely to be:
Please note that for degrees that have a subject requirement for a language other than English, students may not use their own native language to meet this requirement. In these instances, English or an alternative language other than native will be acceptable.
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
If you are an international student and your school qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to the University you may be eligible for admission to this degree programme through our International Foundation Programme.
You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:
For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:
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