If you want to keep the traditions of the past alive across your culture this programme may interest you whether you are from Scotland or live in Scotland. The programme can lead to teaching and further research or you can be involved in bringing the past alive and re-inventing traditions in new events for the future. Examples of traditions which contribute significantly to their economies are Uphelia on Shetland and The Fireballs ceremony in Stonehaven which is also replicated in towns in Northern England such as the Tar Barrels ceremony at Allendale. All of these ceremonies come from traditions within cultures that came to Britain in our past and they offer us unique understanding about the life and times of ancient civilisations.
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. You learn how to research into the cultural past across all art forms and cultural traditions.
Courses listed for the programme
Semester 1 History and Core Genes of Ethnology and Folklore Intellectual Backgrounds and Methodologies
Semester 2 Oral Traditions Scottish Context and Practical Field Work
• The programme is taught by the Elphinstone Institute a centre for the study of Ethnology, Folklore and Ethnomusicology • The degree is recognised by the Arts and Humanities Council • You are taught by experts who guide you to learn about our past and how it shapes our future
Where you study
• University of Aberdeen • 12 Months or 24 Months • Full Time or Part Time • September
University of Aberdeen has a high academic standard and quality within all of its programmes. It wishes to promote talent and encourage students from: China Malaysia Vietnam African Countriesto study a postgraduate qualification at University of Aberdeen
Value of Scholarship(s)
Scholarships are available in January and September You must have an unconditional offer for a masters taught programme You must be a full time international student You must be based at the Aberdeen City campus for your studies
Once you have received your firm offer from the Vice Principle you will receive a scholarship offer. Instructions will be sent to you about how to accept your scholarship.
A good undergraduate degree in a humanities or social science subject.English Language Requirement f is an IELTS of 6.5 with 6.0 in the writing and reading (or equivalent TOEFL iBT or PTE)English Language Requirementshttps://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/requirements-pg-266.php
31 July 2017
Recipient: Aberdeen University
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