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Masters degrees in Celtic Studies explore the culture, languages and history of the Celtic nations and regions. The most commonly studied of these are Scotland, Wales and Ireland, although places like Cornwall and Brittany have their own proud Celtic heritage.
Other postgraduate specialisms in this field include Archaeology, Gaelic Studies and Viking Studies, along with courses dedicated to specific Celtic nations, for example Scottish Studies and Welsh Studies.
These Masters usually take an interdisciplinary approach, combining elements of linguistics, literature and history to give students a fascinating insight into the Celtic cultures.
If you’re fluent in one of the Celtic languages – Welsh or Gaelic, for example – some institutions even allow you to complete the programme in that language. You might also have the chance to study medieval Celtic languages.
Afterwards you could find employment in the tourism and heritage industries, using your knowledge of the Celtic world to help preserve endangered cultures. Alternatively, your critical and linguistic skills will be valued in professions such as journalism, publishing and teaching. Finally, a Masters is an ideal springboard to a career in academia and further research in Celtic Studies.
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The MA in Celtic Studies is a unique distance learning programme which offers students interested in Welsh and Celtic Studies the opportunity to study various aspects of the history, literature and cultural heritage of the Celtic regions in their own homes. Read more
The Higher Diploma in Arts (Celtic Civilisation) is intended for those who already have a degree and who wish to study the literature and culture of the… Read more
This course is concerned with the history of the Celtic peoples from central Europe to Ireland, and from the early Iron Age into the Middle Ages. Read more
This programme offers the opportunity to explore a wide-ranging and stimulating subject area. Taught through the medium of Welsh and/or English, the programme is tailored to your own needs and interests. Read more
Few words are as evocative and intriguing as ‘Celtic’, bringing to mind the intricacies of Bronze Age jewellery, the massive structures of Stonehenge and Newgrange, the legends of Arthur and Cú Chulainn and the Bardic craft of medieval kings and princes. Read more
Research and field collection in Scottish Ethnology encompass the following main areas. oral narrative song and instrumental music material culture social organisation custom and belief place-names. Read more
The aim of this programme is to provide students with a professional training in advanced academic research in early Irish literature, language and history, to deepen their knowledge in specific areas of these, and to endow them with the research skills appropriate to work in this field. Read more
This course is designed to allow students to further their undergraduate interest in archaeology or a related subject, and to develop the skills and knowledge needed if they decided to undertake further research into the past. Read more
This is the only course of its kind that focuses on studying the history, culture, literature, archaeology and language of the Orkney and Shetland islands; communities of significant strategic importance through the ages. Read more
This ground-breaking, internationally acclaimed masters programme offers you a unique opportunity to investigate Gaelic culture – entirely through the language of the Gaels themselves. Read more
The Vikings have been incredibly influential in world history and culture. The Institute for Northern Studies ' team will be using their recognised expertise in this area to create this unique and exciting course on offer to students all over the world and to re-evaluate the Vikings; past, present, and future. Read more
The MPhil in Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic is designed for students who have already undertaken a first degree incorporating work in some of the subjects encompassed by the Department. Read more
The sea has often acted as a highway for people living along adjacent coasts and on islands; such communities have frequently experienced closer ties with each other than with places further inland. Read more