Taught course

Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies

University of Aberdeen · Celtic

Entry requirements

The standard entrance requirement is a good first degree in an appropriate discipline at a 2(1) level or at a level deemed equivalent by the programme co-ordinator. References are not required in order for applicants to submit an application. They are not usually required in order for a decision to be made but in certain cases applicants may be asked to provide a single academic reference at the request of the academic selector.

Core course Celtic Research Seminar plus subject-based elective courses.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The interdisciplinary M.Litt in Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies appeals to students interested in comparative study of the Celtic-speaking and Germanic peoples. It offers training in mediaeval and modern languages, thematic literature/history courses which enable students to pursue individual topics in depth, and specialist supervision for a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic of the student’s own choice.The programme, which is unique in Scotland, is a one-year taught course, or two years part-time. It is suited for students seeking to continue with postgraduate study as well as those simply interested to learn more. It encourages students to think across traditional scholarly boundaries by exploring the interactions between Celtic and Anglo-Saxon cultures, and between the Insular world and Scandinavia.

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Information for international students

The English Language Requirement for all College of Arts and Social Sciences Masters programmes is an IELTS of 6.5 with 6.0 in the writing and reading (or equivalent TOEFL iBT or PTE). For more information see www.abdn.ac.uk/international/english-requirements

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
21 months
full time
9 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67
Dissertation33 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Dr Aideen O'Leary
+44 (0)1224 273100
+44 (0)1224 272624