At a Glance
Aberdeen has been a centre for Celtic studies for more than a century and is now a leading research centre in all aspects of the northern polar regions including its peoples and their languages. You will also study literature, culture and history, inspired by leading specialists in the history and literature of Britain, Ireland and Scandinavia in the Middle Ages, in medieval Celtic and Scandinavian literature and the cultural history of Ireland and Anglo-Saxon England.
The Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies and Language and Linguistics programme of the University of Aberdeen is the fascinating exploration of how human language and speech evolved, creating a bridge between sound and meaning. You will study the ways in which we acquire languages as children and adults and how languages and dialects vary and change over time.
Our understanding of language grows all the time with new discoveries in archaeology and palaeontology, neuroscience, animal behaviour, sociology, and psychology and new ways to apply linguistics theory in industry, medicine, and forensic science emerge year on year.
The knowledge and skills you will develop will make you very attractive to employers, especially if you choose a career in the media, advertising and marketing, information and communication technology, publishing, language teaching and health-related professions such as speech and language therapy.
Graduates gain essential skills, which include critical thinking, oral and written communication, task management and organised and disciplined working practices. These skills are among the Graduate Attributes which students are encouraged to develop during their time at the University and are crucial in a wide range of professional careers. Our graduates work in a wide variety of areas in the arts and elsewhere, including heritage management, teaching, research, librarianship, enterprise and broadcasting.
- Junior Lecturer
- Museum Officer
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- English Structure and use
- English Past and Present
- Songs, Myths and Hero - Tales of the Old North
- Modern Irish Language
- Gaelic Scotland
- Gaelic for Beginners
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Language Studies Linguistics View 582 other Masters in Linguistics in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Standard: AABB
- Minimum: BBB
- Adjusted: BB
- Standard: BBB
- Minimum: BBC
- Adjusted: CCC
- 32 points, including 5, 5, 5 at HL.
Irish Leaving Certificate
- 5H with 3 at H2 AND 2 at H3.
English Language Requirements
International18000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18000 GBP per year during 48 months.
National1820 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
- RUK Students fee - £9,250 per year
Living costs for Aberdeen
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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