Celtic Studies, Bachelor | University of Glasgow | Glasgow, United Kingdom
48 months
23520 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Celtic Studies programme of the University of Glasgow provides the opportunity to combine language study with a range of courses on the medieval and modern Celtic cultures of the British Isles.


With the Celtic Studies programme of the University of Glasgow 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 – and learn a Celtic language of the British Isles.

Career Prospects

Recent graduates have entered a range of careers including primary and secondary teaching; work with museums and government heritage bodies; publishing and book marketing; music; entrepreneurship. Others have gone on to further study and to pursue successfully a career in research and academic work.

Programme Structure

Years 1 and 2
  • In the first two years you will take courses from the Celtic Civilisation and/or Gaelic programmes.
Years 3 and 4
  • If you successfully complete the courses in first and second years, you may move on to Honours Celtic Studies, where you will study various aspects of Celtic societies in their historical and cultural contexts.
You will study at least one language:
  • Early Gaelic
  • Medieval Welsh
  • Modern Scottish Gaelic
  • Modern Irish.
You can also choose from a range of courses on specific aspects of Celtic culture and literature, such as belief and culture in early medieval Ireland and Gaelic Scotland, language policy and planning in Scotland, Gaelic folklore, early Gaelic literature, medieval Welsh literature and Celtic art.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 26 January: all other UK/EU applicants (unless otherwise stated on the UCAS website).


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

SQA Higher Entry Requirements (by end of S6)

  • AAAAA Higher or AAAA Higher+B Advanced Higher (BBBB S5 minimum for consideration)
  • Additional requirements: Higher English and a Higher Humanities subject.
SQA Higher Adjusted Entry Requirements (by end of S5 or S6)
  • MD20 – BBBB (also other target groups)
  • MD40 – AABB
  • Additional requirements: Higher English and a Higher Humanities subject. Successful completion of Top-Up or one of our Summer Schools.
A-level Standard Entry Requirements
  • AAB – BBB
  • Additional requirements: one A-level Humanities subject.
IB Standard Entry Requirements
  • 36 (6,6,5 HL) – 32 (6,5,5 HL)
  • Additional requirements: HL English and HL Humanities subject.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23520 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23520 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

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.

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