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Scottish Ethnology and Celtic MA (Hons)

University of Edinburgh

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UCAS CODE: VQ95

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Uncover Scotland' s past and help shape its future, while gaining skills that you can apply to any culture. This programme offers you the opportunity to study the languages, literatures and cultures of Scotland alongside the wider Celtic world, past and present. **Scottish Ethnology**Ethnology is the discipline which studies the culture and traditions of developed societies and is sometimes described as being at the intersection where history and anthropology meet.While commonly offered in universities across Europe, this is the only full undergraduate programme of its kind available within the UK. Focusing on Scotland, but introducing comparative material from elsewhere, you will study the varying ways in which a modern European nation expresses itself culturally, through such forms as its customs, beliefs, social organisation, language, music and song.This programme explores questions like:* How do these help to create and shape identity in the modern world?* How do we use and make sense of the past from within our present?* How can this understanding help us to shape our future?Working with a range of rich materials, from traditional archives to modern media and digital data, you will develop the practical and intellectual tools to help navigate and influence contemporary culture and society in an increasingly globalised world. **Celtic**The programme also provides you with an understanding of Scottish Gaelic and its cultural environment through the study of:* language* literature* history * cultureLanguage learning plays an important role in developing a deeper understanding of Scottish Gaelic literature and culture through direct engagement with primary sources, as well as with theoretical concepts. You'll develop subject expertise in Celtic Studies, with the option to explore other Celtic languages in addition to Scottish Gaelic.

Application deadline

15 January

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A level : ABB

Required subjects: A Levels: no specific A Level subjects required. Applicants with a language other than English, at B, preferred. GCSEs: English at C or 4 and a language other than English at B or 6 (if not at A Level).

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 29 3

    6th out of 10 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    162 81%

    9th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    13th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.68 74%

    24th

    15
  • Entry standards

    / Max 199
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    8th

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