Taught course

Celtic Studies

University of Glasgow · College of Arts

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified.

Note: a short (one paragraph) statement of interest is also required.

Months of entry


Course content

This is an interdisciplinary programme specialising in the languages, literatures, history and archaeology of the Celtic-speaking peoples across the whole span of the Middle Ages from the 6th - 16th centuries. This programme is taught and run by participating scholars from Celtic and Gaelic, Archaeology and History, and offers students a chance to branch out into many different specialist studies, as well as gaining a good grounding in one or more of the medieval Celtic languages.

  • Study with internationally renowned scholars in a stimulating background whether you have a first degree in Celtic Studies, or come from a related subject such as history, literature or archaeology. You can personalise the wide-ranging curriculum to ensure that it meets your needs and interests.
  • At Glasgow, you are uniquely well placed to study the medieval Celts in the context of Scottish Gaelic. Through the work of the Gàidhlig@OilthighGhlaschu initiative, Celtic and Gaelic provides an unparalleled opportunity to work and socialise in a bilingual environment and to experience the music and culture of contemporary Gaelic Scotland.
  • You will participate in the lively research culture of the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies, including weekly research seminars across the academic session.
  • You will enjoy easy access to our research archive, the MacLean Room, which houses our range of books, periodicals and other printed material relating to Celtic and Gaelic.

Information for international students

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 7.0 with no subtests under 6.5.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Professor Thomas Clancy