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Celtic and Anglo - Saxon Studies

12 months
17900 GBP/year
4567 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Exploring the literature and culture of the Celtic West and the Old North with the Celtic and Anglo - Saxon Studies programme of the University of Aberdeen.


At a Glance

The Celtic and Anglo - Saxon Studies programme of the University of Aberdeen is the only one of its kind in Scotland. Focusing on the literature and culture of early and mediaeval Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England, as well as Normandy, Scandinavia and Iceland, we pursue interdisciplinary research in collaboration with neighbouring disciplines, especially Gaelic, Scandinavian Studies, History and English.

Our primary research specialisms include:

  • Interactions between the Celtic and Anglo-Saxon worlds and Classical literature
  • Gods, monsters and Otherworlds in mediaeval and modern literature
  • Celtic and Germanic heroic tales
  • New Testament apocrypha in the Celtic and Anglo-Saxon worlds
  • Comparisons between Gaelic and Nordic literature and folklore
  • Kingship in the Gaelic world
  • Mediaeval understandings of history and fiction


Postgraduate degrees in Gaelic or Celtic & Anglo-Saxon Studies can lead to careers in University teaching and research, but they can also lead to careers in, for example, the civil service, tourism, heritage management and the media. With the implementation of the Gaelic Language Act, special opportunities may be expected to arise for graduates who have acquired the ability to speak and write Scottish Gaelic with fluency.

Programme Structure

Research Interests

  • Centre for Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies and Research Institute of Irish and Sottish Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To apply for this programme must have at least a good Honours degree in a related subject or discipline
  • Applicants must provide a detailed research proposal and two academic references from their most recent academic institution

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17900 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4567 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4567 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Aberdeen

729 - 1069 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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