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Celtic and Scottish Studies

Information for offer holders on single and joint honours degree programmes involving Celtic, Scottish Ethnology and Scottish Studies. Fàilte!

Celtic and Scottish Studies staff and students at a concert
A trad session with staff and student Sam Shackleton

Welcome from Professor Jeremy Robbins, Head of School

Thank you for your interest in the subject area of Celtic and Scottish Ethnology.  Whichever programme you hold an offer for, congratulations on receiving it! I’m delighted that you are interested in studying with us, and we very much hope that you will join our community.

Based in Scotland’s capital, the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC) is the ideal place to study the Scottish and Celtic nations. We are proud to be the home of the oldest department of Celtic in Scotland. Our students and graduates tell us that they value the School’s friendliness, the connections they have made here, and the in-depth guidance of our staff, who are experts in their field and passionate about what they do.

If you’re thinking about taking a language pathway through our Celtic programme and have little experience in Scottish Gaelic, don’t worry - we specialise in teaching students from scratch so, whatever your existing level, you will be in good hands. As you progress, you’ll be able to build your programme around your own interests in particular periods or aspects of Celtic studies. If you’re doing a programme in Scottish Ethnology, or Scottish Studies, it’s also possible to learn Gaelic as part of your studies. It’s totally up to you.

Ordinarily, we’d be welcoming you to our building in the heart of the University of Edinburgh’s Central Area, just across George Square from the School of Scottish Studies Archives. As we can’t do that just now, we’ve provided as much information as we can here to help you on your way to choosing the right university for you.

Good luck, and we hope to see you in September.

Recording from our recent Celtic and Scottish Studies offer holder event

If you missed our live subject presentation, catch up now to learn more from staff members Anja Gunderloch (Celtic) and Will Lamb (Scottish Ethnology and Scottish Studies) about our degree programmes and the courses within them, including our Celtic modern and medieval pathways.


Video: Celtic and Scottish Studies Offer Holder Subject Session 2021
Our academic staff explain what it will be like to study Scottish and Celtic Studies at Edinburgh


Our programmes and community

What happens next?

We'd love you to accept your offer and become part of our community.

Accept your offer on UCAS Track

If you do accept your offer, you will receive further information about what to do next, including details of our New Students website and information about Welcome Week.

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