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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Scottish Gaelic Celtic Studies Irish (Gaeilge)

Course type


Course Summary

This department offer courses and supervision in a range of subject areas related to the research activities and interests of academic staff. We were rated in the top 10 result for Celtic & Gaelic (overall and for outputs) in the recent research assessment exercise (REF 2014). Topics in which we would welcome postgraduate research include: modern and medieval Celtic languages; literature and cultures, especially modern Scottish Gaelic and Irish language and linguistics; modern Scottish Gaelic literature, 18th–21st centuries; Gaelic linguistics; medieval Celtic legal traditions; medieval Celtic literatures; textual cultures of the medieval Celtic speaking areas; medieval Celtic art; Celtic place names of Scotland. Our MRes includes both taught and research elements. You will be required to undertake 60 to 90 credits worth of taught courses as well as independent study which represents some contribution to knowledge. Thesis length: 18,000-30,000 words (including references, bibliography and appendices)

Different course options

Full time | University of Glasgow | 1 year | SEP-20

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Full time


1 year

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Entry requirements

Students need at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1), although candidates will usually also have completed or be undertaking a Masters qualification.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The...more

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