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Celtic & Anglo Saxon Studies and History MA (Hons)

University of Aberdeen

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  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    05-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Celtic & Anglo-Saxon Studies and History at Aberdeen adds to your exploration of the lives and legacy of the Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, and Scandinavian peoples within a broad study of human activity. Aberdeen is steeped in 500 years of history, with fabulous collections of historic treasures, today ranked top in Scotland for the impact of its historical research – and you will gain the transferable skills to open up a wide spectrum of career opportunities.Aberdeen has been a centre for Celtic studies for more than a century and leads research in all aspects of the northern polar regions including its peoples. You will study literature, culture, history and languages, inspired by leading specialists in the history and literature of Britain, Ireland and Scandinavia in the middle ages, in medieval Celtic and Scandinavian literature and the cultural history of Ireland and Anglo-Saxon England. Aberdeen is ranked as the top university in Scotland for the impact of its history research and second in the UK in the latest UK Research Excellence Framework. Teaching is rated ‘Highly Satisfactory’ in the last national quality assessment and student satisfaction of 95%.We have particular strengths in Scottish, Irish and Scandinavian history – adding tremendous value to this degree combination. We also have research centres studying the history of global empires and the history of science, technology and medicine and fabulous historic treasures from every period in our award-winning library and special collections centre. This subject combination gives you essential skills in critical thinking, core writing, research, communication and other attributes which will make you attractive to employers whatever your career choice. Our graduates work in a wide variety of areas in the arts and elsewhere, including heritage management, teaching, publishing, research, librarianship, media and broadcasting.

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15 January

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A level : BBB

For First Year Entry a minimum of 3 A Levels at BBB or 4 AS at AABB.For Second Year Entry a minimum of an A in the subject selected for Single Honours plus BB, or AB in the subjects selected for Joint Honours plus a further B.GCSE in English or English Language is also required.

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University information

University of Aberdeen

  • University League Table

    38th

  • Campus address

    University of Aberdeen, Directorate of External Relations, King's College, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, City Of, AB24 3FX, Scotland

One of the top 40 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide).
Student population includes over 130 nationalities, with strong international global networks.
An International Centre provides support to students from application to graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 100 28

    25th out of 90 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    172 84%

    10th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    38.0 38%

    87th

    37
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    42nd

    16
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    172 88%

    10th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    64th

    11
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    29th

    7

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