Taught course

Ethnology and Folklore

Institution
University of Aberdeen · The Elphinstone Institute
Qualifications
MLitt

Entry requirements

Normally a good undergraduate degree in a humanities or social science subject.

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Months of entry

September

Course content

The course will develop a broad-based understanding of how Ethnology and Folklore evolved, and of their approaches to the major genres of study: material culture, custom and belief, oral narrative, song, childlore and games, sports and pastimes.

Through case-studies of Scottish material, the course will show how the concepts of ethnology and folklore can be used to investigate important issues in contemporary society. Graduates from a variety of backgrounds will gain a sound knowledge of the concepts, skills and methodologies of ethnology and folklore, whether in preparation for doctoral research, or as an end in itself.

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

Qualification and course duration

MLitt

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations27
Written coursework / continuous assessment33
Dissertation32
presentations8

Course contact details

Name
Dr Tom McKean
Email
elphinstone@abdn.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1224 272625