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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time, abroad 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Celtic studies
Student score
92% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

With evidence of linguistic ability.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

With evidence of linguistic ability.

International Baccalaureate

With evidence of linguistic ability.

UCAS tariff points

With evidence of linguistic ability.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Our Celtic Studies programme offers you the opportunity to gain a unique insight into the culture, literature, history and languages of Britain, Ireland, Europe and beyond from the earliest period to the present day. As well as bringing the Celtic- speaking world to life, we will provide you with broad training in the Humanities and help you develop in-depth analytical and critical skills that you can put to full use in your chosen career. You don't have to be fluent in Welsh or Irish to study Celtic Studies, this course is open to both beginners and advanced students. Aberystwyth university is one of the liveliest academic and intellectual environments for Celtic studies in the world. The department is home to inspirational team of world-leading experts in Welsh, Irish, Scottish Gaelic language and literature. Students will have the opportunity to learn Scottish Gaelic, Breton and Manx as well as their respective literature. In the recent student satisfaction survey, 100% of our students were satisfied with the course and department. (NSS, 2017). A degree in Celtic Studies will open many doors to exciting opportunities for you. Flourish with our vibrant, exciting Welsh community here at Aberystwyth. Not only do we have a Students Union, but UMCA (Undeb Myfyrwr Cymraeg Aberystwyth) host many events and societies for those who wish to part of the welsh community. The National Library of Wales is a stone throw away from our Penglais Campus. It is one of a kind in Wales, allowing students unlimited access to its rare collection of literature. Within the department of Welsh and Celtic studies, you will have large options of stimulating modules to choose from such as creative writing, professional welsh, translation, Welsh in the media, Welsh Literature, Folk Welsh and many more. Students can explore studying in another country under the Erasmus + or the International Exchange programme. The Centre of Advance Welsh and Celtic Studies is also located in Aberystwyth. Studying here will provide the opportunity to attend a wealth of public lectures, book launches, performances and talks in the Department itself and beyond. We offer modules in Welsh and Irish, but students could also opt to study and explore languages such as Breton, Manx and Scottish Gaelic. During the three year degree, this programme has been designed to allow you to explore your interests in areas such as: Welsh Literature; Women's poetry in Ireland, Scotland and Wales; Early Irish Saga Literature; Comparative Celtic Philology; Gaelic Bardic Poetry; Old Irish and Middle Welsh; The Mabinogion; Celtic Literature of Landscape; King Arthur of the Welsh. You will be assessed through a combination of course work and examinations. This degree will be delivered through the mixture of seminars, workshops and lectures. Graduates in Celtic Studies go on to a variety of careers in academia, teaching, administration, the media and the public sector, both here and abroad.


Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University has a proud history dating back to 1872 when it was established by the people of Wales as the first Welsh University. Despite continuing expansion both of buildings and of student numbers, Aberystwyth has retained its traditional friendly intimacies, its vigorous student social life, and its high academic standards.

How you'll spend your time

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 100%
Student score 92% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
76% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
404 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
As only a small number of students study this course, these stats refer to both the Gaelic and Celtic languages and study — over 40% of the graduates in this area have studied Welsh and another quarter studied Irish Gaelic. Not surprisingly, most graduates go to work in the regions they studied, so these subjects tend to lead to jobs in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and salaries reflect that, being a little lower than the graduate average. Graduates from Celtic studies subjects are also quite likely to go into teacher training when they graduate.
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