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Celtic & Anglo - Saxon Studies

University of Aberdeen

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Aberdeen

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    FEB-21, MAR-21, APR-21, MAY-21, JUN-21, JUL-21

  • Duration

    36 months

Course summary

Celtic & Anglo-Saxon Studies Department at Aberdeen is the only one of its kind in Scotland. Focusing on the literature and culture of early and mediaeval Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England, as well as Normandy, Scandinavia and Iceland, we pursue interdisciplinary research in collaboration with neighbouring disciplines, especially Gaelic, Scandinavian Studies, History and English.

Our primary research specialisms include:

  • Interactions between the Celtic and Anglo-Saxon worlds and Classical literature
  • Gods, monsters and Otherworlds in mediaeval and modern literature
  • Celtic and Germanic heroic tales
  • New Testament apocrypha in the Celtic and Anglo-Saxon worlds
  • Comparisons between Gaelic and Nordic literature and folklore
  • Kingship in the Gaelic world
  • Mediaeval understandings of history and fiction

Postgraduate degrees in Gaelic or Celtic & Anglo-Saxon Studies can lead to careers in University teaching and research, but they can also lead to careers in, for example, the civil service, tourism, heritage management and the media. With the implementation of the Gaelic Language Act, special opportunities may be expected to arise for graduates who have acquired the ability to speak and write Scottish Gaelic with fluency.

Please note that part-time study is not available for resident international students. The PhD may be conducted, full-time or part-time, by distance learning, which carries no residency requirement.

The PhD at the University of Aberdeen is a research degree. Research degrees are defined by the student’s own research proposal, on which the student will write a thesis. Research students read on their own research topic and work closely with their supervisors to define their research and write a thesis. They also attend regular research seminars, are provided with opportunities to attend conferences and for some postgraduates, there are opportunities to gain undergraduate teaching experience.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Aberdeen

  • University League Table

    26th

  • Campus address

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

One of the top 30 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

    21st out of 93 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    172 83%

    10th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    53rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    36th

    22

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