Celtic & Scottish Studies

Undergraduate study | Scottish Studies

Explore our modern European nation, with its rich and fascinating heritage, from a variety of perspectives in a highly flexible, interdisciplinary degree.

Why study Scottish Studies in Edinburgh?

The capital city of Scotland, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and seat of the Scottish Parliament, is the ideal place to study the nation, asking what we can learn from its past and its present, and how we can help shape its future.

Based within an award-winning department in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, you’ll engage with a wide range of disciplines across the University of Edinburgh that share a common interest in the study of Scotland, for example by drawing on courses from Celtic, history, politics, sociology and archaeology, and combining these with a focus on ethnology, heritage, the creative arts and cultural expression.

You’ll apply arts, humanities and social sciences approaches in your learning, discovering how literature, music and visual arts have helped to shape Scottish identity, and considering the complex relationship between culture and politics, as you draw parallels with other countries and capitalise on the University's excellent links with Scotland’s key political, cultural and historical institutions.

You'll benefit from small class sizes, teachers who are immersed in Scottish culture beyond the classroom, and excellent resources, including the internationally-acclaimed School of Scottish Studies Archives.

I find the programme offers a freedom to study within a wide variety of subject areas. The diverse nature of teaching and assessment is also something I have found beneficial. Additionally, the School of Scottish Studies Archives is a rich resource of material for the study of Scotland.

Rory, Year 4, Scottish Studies MA (Hons)



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