3.57: Postgraduate Courses in Celtic Studies


3.57: Postgraduate Courses in Celtic Studies

Dept of Celtic, The University of Edinburgh, David Hume Tower,
George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JX
Fax: 0131 650 6536
Tel: 0131 650 3622
contact: Professor William Gillies

Degrees available: PhD (min 3 years); MLitt (min two years); MSc/Diploma (one year/nine months) Entrance qualifications for all three is a good Honours degree in Celtic studies or a related or relevant discipline, but I understand each case is considered on its individual merits.

The MSc/Diploma is based around a series of prescribed specialisms including literary, linguistic and historical options of which candidates chose one. There isn't much specific info on the content of the other courses

The Dept of Celtic was founded in 1882 and is the oldest in Scotland. Current members include Prof William Gillies (head of dept), Ronald Black and Robert Mullally. Thomas Clancy (British Academy Post-Doctoral fellow) and Allan MacDonald also take part in teaching. Nerys Ann Jones, Kenneth MacKinnon and Cathair O Dochartaigh are Honorary Fellows of the Faculty of Arts in the field of Celtic Studies.

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