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University of Edinburgh

Celtic and Linguistics

UCAS Code: QQ15
MA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

128-144

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Linguistics
  • Celtic studies
Student score
82% MED
Not Available
% employed or in further study
89% LOW
92% LOW
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
£21k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA-ABB

ABB, preferably including a language other than English.

Scottish Highers
ABBB-AAAA

Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6. Either Higher Gaelic or a language other than English preferred.National 5: English at Grade C, a language other than English at Grade B (if not at Higher) and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade C.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
34

Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 655 in HL subjects preferably including a language other than English. SL: English at 4, a language other than English at 5 (if not at HL) and Mathematics or an approved science at 4.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-144 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

Celtic at the University of Edinburgh focuses on the Scottish Gaelic language but also covers Modern Irish and the Medieval Celtic languages. â?¢ In addition to language and literature courses, we offer the opportunity to explore Celtic history and culture in early and modern times. â?¢ In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise 30 per cent of our research in Celtic Studies was rated as 3* internationally excellent, with a further 20 per cent rated 4* world-leading. â?¢ Edinburgh is a leading centre for the study of minority languages, language planning and language maintenance in the Celtic context. â?¢ Our facilities include an unrivalled library, innovative Medieval and Modern courses and sound, video, film and photographic materials from the Gaelic holdings of the School of Scottish Studiesâ?? archives, offering unique opportunities for the study of traditional Gaelic literary and cultural heritage.

Modules

Year 1: if you are already qualified in Scottish Gaelic, you will study Gaelic 1b, focusing on Scottish Gaelic language and literature. If you are a beginner you will study Gaelic 1a, concentrating on language learning. Introduction to Gaelic language & culture includes a basic language-learning opportunity. Celtic civilisation 1a and 1b provide overviews of the social and cultural history of the Celtic peoples from late prehistoric times to the present, including language, literature, religion and art. Year 2: the two second-year language courses expand and develop your familiarity with Scottish Gaelic language and literature. Gaelic 2a builds on the work of Gaelic 1a, while Gaelic 2b builds on the work of Gaelic 1b. Celtic literature 2a and 2b use translations to bring students into close contact with a variety of early and modern literary texts in early Irish, medieval welsh, Scottish Gaelic, and early modern and modern Irish. Celtic literature 2a plus 2b qualifies you for the medieval curriculum at honours level. Gaelic 2a or 2b qualify you for either the medieval or modern curriculum. Year 3 and 4: you will choose courses from two curricula - medieval or modern. The medieval curriculum concentrates on early Irish and welsh language and literature, history and culture. The modern curriculum is concerned with Gaelic Scotland and Ireland from around 1600 to the present and includes advanced Gaelic language work aimed at developing high-level oral and writing skills.

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How you'll spend your time

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

Year 1

27%
73%

Year 2

10%
90%

Year 3

7%
93%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
37%
50%
13%

Year 1

56%
38%
6%

Year 2

48%
52%

Year 3

30%
62%
8%

Year 4

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 86%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

91%

Library resources are satisfactory

98%

Feedback on work has been helpful

51%

Feedback on work has been prompt

57%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

67%

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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
49% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
72% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
486 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
92% 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 89% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

8%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Linguists are in demand across the economy, from marketing to IT, so this type of degree has a better than average employment rate. Graduates from language subjects are, not surprisingly, more likely than most others to get jobs working overseas, with Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) a popular option. Linguists are particularly likely to get jobs in marketing, finance, education and in management, but remember – whilst employers say they rate language skills, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.
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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
76% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
12% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
466 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
91% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 £21k HIGH
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

5%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

11%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

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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