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University of Aberdeen

Gaelic Studies and Spanish and Latin American Studies

UCAS Code: QR54
MA (Hons) 5 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Celtic studies
  • American studies
Student score
88% LOW
Not Available
% employed or in further study
92% LOW
91% LOW
Average graduate salary
£20k MED
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

For First Year Entry a minimum of 3 A Levels at BBB or 4 AS at AABB. For Second Year Entry a minimum of an A in the subject selected for Single Honours plus BB, or AB in the subjects selected for Joint Honours plus a further B.

Scottish Highers
AABB

Minimum of 4 Highers at AABB obtained at a single sitting or 3 Advanced Highers at BBB. Those seeking to qualify over two sittings will be expected to exceed this minimum.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Minimum entry requirement: DDM in related subjects.

International Baccalaureate
32

For entry into First Year, a minimum of 32 points required, including at least 5,5,5 at HL. For entry into Second Year, a minimum of 36 points, including at 6, 6, 6 at Higher level in subject(s) selected.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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

Not Available

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

Not available

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

Modules

Gaelic Studies is a wide-ranging discipline covering Gaelic language, literature and culture, with an emphasis on the modern world. Links with other Celtic languages, especially Modern Irish, are explored. Level 1: Gaelic (introductory or intermediate); early Celtic history and institutions; early Celtic art and literature; all texts are studied in translation. Level 2: Gaelic (intermediate or advanced); Gaelic verse in the seventeenth century; Gaelic verse in the eighteenth century; music and song in Gaelic culture; the Gaelic languages in their historical and social context; the crofting community in the Gaidhealtachd. Levels 3 and 4 (Honours): Courses are selected from the Scottish Gaelic, Irish and Welsh languages and literatures, and topics in the history and nature of the Celtic peoples; programme concentrates on the Gaelic component and has a modern emphasis; students reading for Honours whose native language is not Gaelic must normally reside for a specified period in an area where the Gaelic language is spoken. First Year: Latin America: A Cultural History and Spain: A Cultural History Second Year: Latin America: Texts and Contexts, and Spain: Texts and Contexts; Literature, History and Thought: 1848 to 9/11; Modes of Reading or Ethnography for Language Learners. Third and Fourth Year (Honours): Latin-American Studies or Spanish Studies, and a wide range of option courses, covering Spanish and Latin-American Literature, Visual Culture, Society, Politics, Anthropology, Cultural History and Translation are available.

University of Aberdeen

College of Arts and Social Sciences

Founded in 1495 we're one of the oldest UK universities, offering over 600 undergraduate courses. Teaching is organised into three colleges: College of Life Sciences and Medicine, Physical Sciences and Arts and Social Sciences. A place in halls is normally guaranteed to first-year students on or within walking distance of the main teaching site.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
28%
72%

Year 1

17%
83%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

14%
86%

Year 4

9%
91%

Year 5

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
41%
47%
12%

Year 1

50%
36%
14%

Year 2

Year 3

15%
85%

Year 4

50%
45%
5%

Year 5

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 93%
Student score 88% LOW
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

100%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

86%

Feedback on work has been prompt

50%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

71%

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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
26% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
83% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
430 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
79% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% 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 92% LOW
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

9%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

9%

Graduates who are sales supervisors

8%

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 a third of the graduates in this area have studied Welsh. 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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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction Not Available
Student score Not Available

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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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
36% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
58% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
389 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
88% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% 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 91% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

6%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Just 620 UK students graduated with American studies degrees in 2012, so it's one of the smaller subjects in terms of student numbers. The recession has been rough on graduates from these degrees and the unemployment rate is currently higher than we'd expect in better economic conditions, but this should get better as the economy improves. Most graduates stay in the UK once they graduate, and about one in five go into further study, mostly to take Masters degrees in subjects like history, journalism, politics and business. Graduates tend to go into any general graduate jobs, in management, education, marketing and PR, the arts and business project management.
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