Entry requirements

Months of entry

January, September

Course content


The interdisciplinary M.Litt in Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies programme appeals to students interested in comparative study of the Celtic-speaking and Germanic speaking peoples. It offers you training in mediaeval and modern languages, thematic literature/history courses which enable you to pursue individual topics in depth. You get specialist supervision for a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic of your own choice.

The programme, which is unique in Scotland, is a one-year taught course, or two years part-time. It is suitable for students wishing to continue with postgraduate study as well as those who are simply interested and want 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.

Industry Links and Careers

You can follow a wide range of careers within heritage, teaching, tourism, archives, teaching and research, and with other interests you could work with music, folklore and history. This is a niche area but it offers a surprising amount of possible career options afterwards.


Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • Aberdeen specialises in a range of historical and cultural studies in Anglo Saxon areas, Celts, Vikings and other major influences
  • The subject is taught from a well established team of researchers and backed up by excellent special collections, books and reading in the library plus a stunning campus which dates from the Middle Ages to the current day.

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Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
21 months
full time
9 months

Course contact details

School Administrator
+44 (0)1224 272625