Postgraduate taught degrees

Postgraduate taught degrees


Celtic and Gaelic offers Masters programmes centred around the advanced interdisciplinary study of the Celtic languages and their literature, history and culture. These MLitts are usually one year full-time or two years part-time and begin in September. There is also the option of a taught MRes in Celtic Studies, Gaelic or GĂ idhlig that combines taught courses with a larger independent research component.

Gaelic has been taught at the University of Glasgow since the end of the nineteenth century and the Chair of Celtic was established in 1956. In addition, and reflecting the University’s commitment to the language, we are the only University to have an established Chair of Gaelic. We form a core subject within the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies and collaborate with a number of other subject areas, including Archaeology, History, English Language, Education and Sociology in our teaching and supervision of postgraduate students.

Students have the opportunity to study with staff who are active researchers in a wide range of fields while also having the chance to acquire, or improve their existing skills in, Scottish Gaelic, Irish, Old Irish and Medieval Welsh. We have a strong track-record in teaching and supervising students who wish to study through the medium of Gaelic.

We are home to a vibrant postgraduate community with around 25 students. Students run their own weekly reading group as well as attending, and contributing to, the weekly research seminars run by the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies.

The University Library and the subject area, with its research archive the MacLean Room, hold an excellent collection of Gaelic manuscript materials and rare books dating from the 17th to 20th centuries.