Immerse yourself in a vibrant musical environment as a traditional singer or instrumentalist, and prepare yourself for a dynamic career as a Gaelic musician, with opportunities across a variety of sectors. Benefit from the strong practical elements of this course, learning from leading musicians, with frequent opportunities to perform and record both on campus and further afield. Base yourself in the heart of a Gaelic-speaking community, at our Sabhal Mòr Ostaig campus on the beautiful Isle of Skye, as you gain an outstanding education in Gaelic musical heritage within the broader context of Gaelic and related studies. Develop a range of practical skills for solo and group performances, make important professional contacts, experience hands-on learning in our outstanding dedicated recording studio, and enjoy the incredible opportunity of studying abroad for a semester, in Canada or Ireland, in your final year.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Campus name:
- Sabhal Mor Ostaig
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Advanced entry to year 2 may be possible with one of our CertHE courses. See website for details. Advanced entry to year 3 may be possible with r DipHE Gaelic and Related Studies.
UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.
Additional entry requirements
To determine your level of musical ability.
You will be required to attend an interview to assess your Gaelic language skills.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with no element below 5.5|
|PTE Academic||58||58 average with 51 in each component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||Min 80 or above with min 18 in each section|
Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:
Further information on English Language Requirements can be found at the following:
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.