Postgraduate research

Postgraduate research

Celtic & Gaelic at Glasgow brings together the teaching and research of the ancient, medieval and modern periods in the Celtic languages of Scottish Gaelic, Irish and Welsh.

Celtic & Gaelic at Glasgow brings together the teaching and research of the ancient, medieval and modern periods in the Celtic languages of Scottish Gaelic, Irish and Welsh.

Gaelic has been taught at the University of Glasgow since the end of the 19th century. 83% of Celtic & Gaelic research at Glasgow was classed as world-leading or internationally excellent in REF 2014.

With links to archaeology, history and modern languages and cultures, we can provide you with a unique opportunity to study a range of fascinating languages and cultures. Glasgow is the only university to have a named Chair of Gaelic, which reflects our commitment to the language.

Research opportunities

We offer the following research study options: PhD, MLitt, MPhil, MRes.

Our research areas 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 literatures, especially early Irish/Gaelic and Middle Welsh
  • Textual cultures of the medieval Celtic-speaking areas
  • Medieval Celtic art
  • Celtic place names of Scotland

You may want to identify and contact a potential supervisor to discuss your research proposal before you apply.