Taught course

Celtic and Scottish Studies

University of Edinburgh · School of Literature, Languages and Cultures

Entry requirements

Prospective students are expected to have an undergraduate degree at the 2.1 level (GPA 3.4) or above. There are no formal linguistic requirements, although it is anticipated that students following the Gaelic Development and Policy pathway will have a good knowledge of Scottish Gaelic. Additionally, a knowledge of a Celtic language will be an advantage to students following the Medieval and Early Modern Gaelic pathway.

Months of entry


Course content

This unique, interdisciplinary programme provides students with a professional grounding in the fields of Celtic and Scottish Studies. It caters for a wide range of interests, with pathways in Traditional Arts and Culture, Medieval and Early Modern Celtic and Gaelic Development and Policy.

You will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding in professional research methods and inquiry, language skills, literary and textual analysis or fieldwork and archiving, and a range of core topics in Celtic and Scottish Studies.

You will learn to analyse and synthesise this knowledge in an interdisciplinary context, question assumptions about the primacy of one specific discipline over others and receive an introduction to subjects which you may not have experienced at undergraduate level. You will have the opportunity to take taught courses in subjects offered by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology and undertake full research training in Celtic and Scottish Studies.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 131 650 4114