Gaelic at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS

Course summary

Discover more about Gaelic society and its origins whilst gaining a high level of fluency in the Gaelic language, on our lively BA (Hons) Gaelic course. Join the only course offering an immersive degree programme in Scottish Gaelic, as you explore the past, present and future of the Gaelic language, based in the Gàidhealtachd itself, and entirely through the medium of the language. Take of advantage of this amazing opportunity to develop your spoken and written language skills, learning from the largest team of Gaelic lecturers in Scotland, based at the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture (Sabhal Mòr Ostaig) and at UHI North, West and Hebrids, Stornoway campus. Explore themes including: the arts; contemporary and traditional literature; minority language issues; oral tradition; and the relationship of Gaelic to other languages, including Irish Gaelic. Draw on the teaching team's wide range of academic specialisms to enrich your learning and open yourself up to exceptional employment opportunities, at a time when the skills of Gaelic graduates are in higher demand than can be satisfied. Move into your future career path understanding on a deeper level the distinctive contribution Gaelic culture has made to Scotland and the wider world, and fully equipped to be an active part of its future.

How to apply

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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)

Applicants who can demonstrate both advanced fluency and excellent written Gaelic may qualify for advanced entry direct to the second year of the programme. 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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements


You will be required to attend an interview to assess your Gaelic language skills.


This course offers optional modules/units which may require PVG Scheme Membership (Disclosure Scotland)

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no element below 5.5
PTE Academic5858 average with 51 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)80Min 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:

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £13980 Year 1
International £13980 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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For full information on fees please see our Undergraduate Tuition Fees page at For course specific fees information please refer to the Fees/funding tab on the university website course page. You can also find information on additional funding available such as bursaries and scholarships at
Gaelic at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS