18 months
6190 CAD/year
6190 CAD/year
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Celtic Studies from St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) extends into a wide range of topics and fields, including art, archaeology, classical and medieval studies, literature, linguistics, folklore, music, history, religion, immigration, and ethnic studies.


Situated in the Highland Heart of Nova Scotia, you will study in a department where the working language is Scottish Gaelic, and where a wide variety of courses are offered in Celtic civilization and in the Gaelic folklore of Ireland and Scotland. You’ll learn from faculty who are leading researchers in the history, language and literature of Gaelic communities in North America and Scotland.

Celtic Studies from St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) introduces you to a broad field that has as its core the languages, literatures, and histories of Celtic-speaking peoples, from the ancient Continental Celts--including the Gauls of France, the Celtiberians of Spain and Portugal, the Lepontic people of Northern Italy, and the Galatians of Turkey--to the modern survivals in Scotland (and Nova Scotia), Ireland, the Isle of Man, Wales, Cornwall, and Brittany. 


As a Celtic Studies graduate, you will have many career choices, from education to entertainment and research. Many students go on to advanced studies in fields such as history, language, theology and library science.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Old Irish 
  • Irish Bardic Poetry 
  • Scottish Traditional Culture 
  • Writing Gaelic 
  • Celtic Spirituality
  • Advanced Scottish Gaelic
  • Gaelic Immigrant Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree with the equivalent of an undergraduate major (36 credits) normally in the same field of study; 
    • An overall average of 70 (B) or higher in the bachelor’s program. 

Tuition Fee

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    6190 CAD/year
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  • National

    6190 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6190 CAD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Antigonish

1080 - 1710 CAD /month
Living costs

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