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Scottish Ethnology and Celtic

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-A,B,B

Required subjects: A Levels: no specific A Level subjects required. Applicants with a language other than English, at B, preferred. GCSEs: English at C or 4 and a language other than English at B or 6 (if not at A Level).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

39-34

39 points with 666 at HL - 34 points with 655 at HL. Required subjects: HL: no specific subjects required. Applicants with a language other than English, at B, preferred. SL: English at 5 and a language other than English at 5 (if not at HL).

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B-A,B,B,B

AAAB-ABBB by end of S5 or AAAA-AABB/ABBBB by end of S6. BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S6. Required subjects: Highers: no specific Higher subjects required. Applicants with Gaelic, or a language other than English, at B, preferred. National 5s: English at C and a language other than English at B (if not at Higher).

UCAS Tariff

114-136

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Celtic studies

Cultural studies

Uncover Scotland' s past and help shape its future, while gaining skills that you can apply to any culture.

This programme offers you the opportunity to study the languages, literatures and cultures of Scotland alongside the wider Celtic world, past and present.

**Scottish Ethnology**

Ethnology is the discipline which studies the culture and traditions of developed societies and is sometimes described as being at the intersection where history and anthropology meet.

While commonly offered in universities across Europe, this is the only full undergraduate programme of its kind available within the UK.

Focusing on Scotland, but introducing comparative material from elsewhere, you will study the varying ways in which a modern European nation expresses itself culturally, through such forms as its customs, beliefs, social organisation, language, music and song.

This programme explores questions like:

* How do these help to create and shape identity in the modern world?

* How do we use and make sense of the past from within our present?

* How can this understanding help us to shape our future?

Working with a range of rich materials, from traditional archives to modern media and digital data, you will develop the practical and intellectual tools to help navigate and influence contemporary culture and society in an increasingly globalised world.

**Celtic**

The programme also provides you with an understanding of Scottish Gaelic and its cultural environment through the study of:

* language

* literature

* history

* culture

Language learning plays an important role in developing a deeper understanding of Scottish Gaelic literature and culture through direct engagement with primary sources, as well as with theoretical concepts.

You'll develop subject expertise in Celtic Studies, with the option to explore other Celtic languages in addition to Scottish Gaelic.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£22,000
per year
International
£22,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Central area campus

Department:

School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Celtic studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
14%
Male students
86%
Female students
98%
2:1 or above
4%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A*
B

Politics

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

56%
UK students
44%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
98%
2:1 or above
12%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

European languages and area studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
high
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
76%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Teaching and educational professionals
12%
Business, research and administrative professionals
9%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

As only a small number of students study this course, these stats refer to both the Gaelic and Celtic languages and study — over 40% of the graduates in this area have studied Welsh and another quarter studied Irish Gaelic. Not surprisingly, most graduates go to work in the regions they studied, so these subjects tend to lead to jobs in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and salaries reflect that, being a little lower than the graduate average. Graduates from Celtic studies subjects are also quite likely to go into teacher training when they graduate.

Politics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
69%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

35%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
22%
Other elementary services occupations
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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