Research course

Celtic and Scottish Studies

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Literature, Languages and Cultures
Qualifications
PhDMSc by research

Entry requirements

MScR - A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a related subject.

PhD - A UK 2:1 honours degree and a masters degree, or their international equivalents, in a related subject.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our area of study is the languages, literatures and cultures of the Celtic and Gaelic peoples, from Iron Age Europe to the present.

As a postgraduate research student, you will benefit not only from our highly regarded academic staff and impressive collection of research resources but also from our commitment to enhancing your research skills through a mandatory comprehensive training programme.

Our field of research spans a number of disciplines. Recent work has encompassed archaeology, divinity, education and linguistics, with thesis topics including Gaelic oral literature and Celtic history.

Our research interests include:

  • Scottish, Irish and Welsh Celtic literature and literary tradition in the Medieval and modern periods
  • the Gaelic languages and dialects
  • Celtic sociolinguistics and language policy.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Graduate School Administrator
Email
llc.pgadmissions@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 131 650 4114