• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #77 (QS) Glasgow, United Kingdom
The Gaelic course at the University of Glasgow helps you explore Scottish Gaelic language and culture through the centuries to the present-day, and develop your Gaelic language skills for the contemporary job market.
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Overview

By taking the Gaelic course at the University of Glasgow 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.

In Year 1 there are three parallel courses: Advanced 1 for students with a good pass in Higher Gàidhlig; Intermediate 1 for those with a good pass in Higher Gaelic (Learners); and Beginners 1 for those with little or no Gaelic. Each course develops appropriate language skills, and offers differentiated study of modern literary texts as well as an overview of Gaelic society and culture in Scotland from earliest times to the present.

Careers

Developments in support of Gaelic since the Scottish Parliament’s Gaelic Language Act (2006), mean that Gaelic is a language with expanding career opportunities. Studying Gaelic at university opens doors to a diverse range of work in which Gaelic is essential. Over the last few years our graduates have gone on to a wide range of careers in the media, publishing, primary and secondary teaching, academia, librarianship and law. Others find careers in the civil service, and in language planning and development with local authorities and Bòrd na Gàidhlig.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Gaelic
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

You will continue to develop your Gaelic language skills as well as deepening your knowledge of Scottish Gaelic literature, in either of two courses:

  • Advanced: If you progress from Advanced 1 or Intermediate 1, you will study modern prose writing and post-1600 song and poetry on a variety of themes, as well as aspects of linguistics including the use of Gaelic in contemporary Scotland. Teaching medium: Gaelic.
  • Intermediate: If you progress from Beginners 1, you will continue to practise and develop your language skills as well as studying a range of modern Gaelic writing and song, and aspects of linguistics including the use of Gaelic in contemporary Scotland. Teaching medium: English and Gaelic.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

A-LEVELS

  • Standard entry requirements: AAB guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum entry requirements: BBB considered for offer if meet additional requirements met.
  • Additional requirements: Applicants who wish to study a joint programme that includes Mathematics, Statistics or Computing Science must also meet BSc requirements for those programmes. 

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

  • Standard academic entry requirements: 36 points including three HL subjects at 6,6,5 guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: 32 points including three HL subjects at 6,5,5 considered for offer if meet additional requirements met.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18370 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18370 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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England, Wales and Northern Ireland: £27,750 per total

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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