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Celtic and English Language MA (Hons)

University of Edinburgh

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UCAS CODE: QQ53

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This programme offers you the opportunity to investigate the languages, literatures and cultures of the Celtic worlds alongside the linguistic study of the English language and its varieties. **Celtic** In Celtic, we work with the medieval literary tradition in Early Irish and Medieval Welsh (the most extensive in the whole of Europe), as well as Scottish Gaelic and Irish from the late Middle Ages to the present. We also explore the rich oral tradition recorded from the 18th Century to the present day, and with poetry from the 18th Century golden age of Gaelic literature. You will study 19th and 20th Century responses to the rapid social, cultural, and linguistic changes in countries where the Celtic languages are spoken, and the writing, song, and media production emerging from the lively and varied contemporary cultural scene in Gaelic Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. Our expertise spans theoretical and practical issues of current sociolinguistics, language policy and language revitalisation. **Scottish Gaelic** Scottish Gaelic is at the heart of our Celtic programme, and at honours level, it is also possible to study modern Irish and the medieval Celtic languages. At all levels, we offer courses in language, literature, history, and culture, enabling you to build your programme by developing your own interests in particular areas, periods, and disciplines of Celtic studies. **English Language** The study of English Language focuses on developing your knowledge and understanding of the principles of theoretical linguistics, the way we learn language, the regional and social variations of language in general, and of the English language in particular, and methods of communication. While developing your linguistic research techniques, you will examine the structure of spoken and written English, as well as the patterns of linguistic change as it has occurred in and beyond the UK. In your honours years you will specialise in your preferred areas such as Old English, dialects, world Englishes or the history of Scots.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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A level : ABB

Required subjects: A Levels: no specific A Level subjects required. GCSEs: English at C or 4 and a language other than English at B or 6.

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University of Edinburgh

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    15th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

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    4th out of 9

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    196 100%

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  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    8th

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    / Max 206
    182 89%

    6th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    61st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    94th

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