University of Glasgow

Degree level: Undergraduate

Portuguese/Gaelic

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Course summary

Portuguese embraces the study of the languages, literatures and cultures of Brazil, Portugal and the wider Portuguese-speaking world. Portuguese at Glasgow offers a varied programme, in which you will work in small groups with native speakers from Portugal and Brazil. The programme has long-established links with the Instituto Camões. You will have full access to our Language Resources Centre, which offers excellent audiovisual, digital and printed materials. 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.

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 code7G4L
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 Humanities subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM 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 AAAA - BBBB Must include English plus one further Humanities subject.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 - 32 points 3 HL subjects at 6,6,5 including English AND a Humanities subject. Whilst HL6 is preferred for English and Humanities subjects, SL6 will be considered for ONE of the subjects.

SQA applicants entering from S5 are required to achieve BBBB by the end of S5. Applicants who achieve less than BBBB by the end of S5 MAY receive a conditional offer, but a decision will not be made on these applications until 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

England £27750 Whole course
Northern Ireland £27750 Whole course
Wales £27750 Whole course
Channel Islands £27750 Whole course
EU £8190 Whole course
Scotland £8190 Whole course
International £79290 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 students only pay for 3 full years of this degree programme and then a reduced fee of £1820 for their compulsory year abroad◾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.
Portuguese/Gaelic at University of Glasgow - UCAS