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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Aberdeen

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

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

  • Duration

    36 Months

Course summary

This course is based in the School of Language, Literature, Film and Visual Culture, our research programmes in Gaelic studies are distinguished for research on Gaelic literature, cultural history and contemporary Gaelic society. Within these themes, we conduct research on topics ranging from the prose literature of the eighteenth century to understanding sociolinguistic change in Gaelic-English bilingual speech communities today. Gaelic as a subject has been taught at the University since the eighteenth century.

Gaelic studies have long-standing links with other institutions across the university, particularly Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies. Gaelic research is centred on staff research interests.

In addition to entering academia graduates with higher degrees in Gaelic can find employment in the growing Gaelic language planning and development sector; the Gaelic arts and broadcasting sector is very healthy and people with a research background in creative arts and translation are in demand there.

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.

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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.

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