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Gaelic Studies and Sociology 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

    11-SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Overview

Explore Gaelic language, literature and culture whilst studying modern societies in Sociology.

Gaelic Studies allows you to explore wide ranging disciplines covering language, literature and culture with emphasis on the current day and links with Celtic languages. You have the opportunity to combine this language with Sociology and the study of modern societies.

Assessment Methods

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods:

  • Coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course.
  • Practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course.
  • Written examinations at the end of each course.

The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses.

Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.

Why Study Gaelic Studies and Sociology?

  • Sociology at Aberdeen is consistently rated very highly in all the main rankings for undergraduate degrees. It has also, year-on-year, achieved extremely high student satisfaction ratings in the National Student Survey (NSS). It is one of the best places to study sociology in the UK, as evidenced by students' feedback on our teaching.
  • One of the best places in the world to learn Gaelic as a complete beginner or polish your skills to professional level if you already know the language.
  • The student-run Celtic Society is famous for its musical events, ceilidhs and trips and it provides an opportunity to use Gaelic in an informal, social context.
  • A unique summer school giving students the chance to practice their Gaelic in a natural environment.

Careers

There are many opportunities at the University of Aberdeen to develop your knowledge, gain experience and build a competitive set of skills to enhance your employability. This is essential for your future career success. The Careers Service can help you to plan your career and support your choices throughout your time with us, from first to final year - and beyond.

Application deadline

25 January

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Entry requirements

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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

    37th

  • 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 has over 130 nationalities and strong international global networks.
Experienced international student advisers with immigration expertise supporting students from application to graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    30th out of 105 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    165 77%

    7th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58.0 58%

    30th

    22
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.80 76%

    45th

    26

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