University of Glasgow

Degree level: Undergraduate

Gaelic/Celtic Civilisation

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Course summary

GAELIC: - Explore Scottish Gaelic language and culture through the centuries to the present-day, and develop your Gaelic language skills for the contemporary job market. You can study Gaelic folklore, song, modern poetry, autobiography and contemporary fiction all through Gaelic, while the University’s Gaelic initiative and the city’s vibrant Gaelic community also provide opportunities to use Gaelic outside the classroom. CELTIC CIVILISATION: - Celtic Civilisation immerses you in the history of the Celts, the development of their societies, their literature, material culture, art and religion, from earliest times on the European continent to the present-day British Isles. You will have the opportunity to study the medieval and modern cultures of the Celtic-speaking peoples, with scholars at the cutting edge of research: as part of a joint degree, with no requirement to learn a Celtic language.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeQ590
Institution code G28
Campus nameGilmorehill (Main) Campus
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level AAB - BBB Must include at least one Arts/Humanities subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD Acceptable in appropriate subject area.
Access to HE Diploma Acceptable in appropriate subject area. Must pass at least two thirds of modules with merit grade.
Scottish Higher BBBB - AAAAA Must include Higher English and one further Higher Humanities subject.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 - 32 points 3 HL subjects at 6,6,5/6,5,5 including English AND a Humanities/Language subject. Whilst HL6 is preferred for English and Humanities/Language subjects, SL6 will be considered for ONE of the subjects.

SQA applicants who achieve less than AAAAA by the end of S5 but achieved at least BBBB MAY receive a conditional offer, but a decision will not be made on these applications until April once all applications have been reviewed. Conditional offers to these applicants will require them to achieve AAAAA cumulatively by the end of S6.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £27750 Whole course
England £27750 Whole course
Northern Ireland £27750 Whole course
Wales £27750 Whole course
EU £7280 Whole course
Scotland £7280 Whole course
International £70480 Whole course

Additional fee information

◾The University of Glasgow offer students from England, Northern Ireland and Wales one free year of tuition fees, meaning that these students only pay for 3 years of this 4 year degree programme ◾Support for students from England, Northern Ireland and Wales - We offer a range of bursaries, scholarships to well qualified students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland, please visit www.gla.ac.uk/scholarships/englandwalesandnorthernireland/ for more details ◾The Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) pays tuition fees to the University for eligible Scottish domiciled and EU students (except those in England, Wales or Northern Ireland). Check your eligibility for SAAS funding at www.saas.gov.uk You must apply for payment of your fees to SAAS before the start of each year of your programme of study.If you do not apply for SAAS funding or SAAS determine that you are ineligible then you will become personally liable for your fees.◾Additional International fees -The following additional fees are applicable: Examinations-only students pay the registration fee of £110 The General Council fee is £50. For more information relating to International Fees, please visit: www.gla.ac.uk/international/ ◾The University of Glasgow offers a range of scholarships to support our students, please visit www.gla.ac.uk/scholarships/ for more details.
Gaelic/Celtic Civilisation at University of Glasgow - UCAS