Celtic Civilisation (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
Celtic Civilisation (Hons) programme from University College Dublin enables students to form an overview of the history, literature, language and culture of the Celts over the centuries. No knowledge of the Celtic languages is required, but students, if they choose, may get an introduction to Early Irish, Medieval Welsh, Modern Welsh and Breton.

About

The Celtic Civilisation programme from University College Dublin can be taken as part of a Joint Honours degree  and can also be taken on apart-time basis. Early Irish and Welsh can be studied as part of Celtic Civilization, or as electives.

Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

This degree provides the skills that will allow you to follow a wide range of graduate studies as well as career opportunities in:

  • Heritage
  • Research
  • The media
  • Teaching
  • Business

Early Irish also prepares students for graduate studies and offers career opportunities dealing with manuscripts and lexicography.

International Study Opportunities

Celtic Civilization has links with several universities, which allows students to take an Erasmus year abroad in a range of European universities and destinations, including:

  • Oslo, Norway
  • Aberystwyth, Wales
  • Bangor, Wales

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Education and Skills, Ireland, University College Dublin is a large (20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Celtic Civilization

First year modules introduce:

  • The ancient Celts and their religion and mythology
  • Early Medieval Ireland, its history and institutions
  • The history of the British Celts
  • Medieval Welsh literature
  • Vikings in the Celtic World

Welsh

Welsh is the most widely spoken of the modern Celtic languages, and ideal for students wanting to learn a new language at university level. Students gain a working knowledge of the language and can combine this with Celtic Civilization courses on the culture and literature.

Early Irish

You will have the opportunity to study Early Irish at a basic level in order to become familiar with the main features of the language. You will also read examples of texts, both prose and poetry, thereby gaining an insight into the riches of the language and literature of early medieval Ireland. No previous knowledge of Irish is required.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade A):

    200

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

• Certified true copy of official transcripts of academic results

• In some cases, the final school report is also required (to show the full range of subjects taken)
• A certified English translation is required in the case of qualifications not issued originally in English or
Irish, in addition to the certified A4 photocopies of the documents themselves.

Leaving Certificate: Passes in six subjects including English, Irish, a third language & three other recognised subjects. Two of the six subjects must be minimum HC3.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1,100 - 1,800 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

The State pays the tuition costs for eligible full-time, non-repeat undergraduate, EU/EEA/Swiss confederation students.

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