BA (Hons) Gaelic and Media Studies
Award: BA, BA (Hons)
Study Mode: Full-time, On Campus
Duration: 3 Years for BA, 4 years for BA Hons
Course Contact: Eilidh Grant firstname.lastname@example.org
The BA (Hons) Gaelic and Media Studies is a stimulating and vocational programme enabling you to gain fluency in Gaelic, and to apply your language skills to the study of contemporary media.
The media studies elements are principally theoretical in nature. They aim to raise your awareness of the cultural, social, political and technological contexts within which the media operates, with special regard to broadcasting, internet and film.
You will also undertake practical projects using up-to-date digital technology, leading to a better understanding of the implementation of theory as well as preparing you for employment.
You will be expected to have a basic knowledge of Gaelic when joining the course and, depending on your ability, will either study on the intensive Gaelic course, An Cùrsa Comais, or Gàidhlig is Conaltradh in your first year.
In second year subjects covered include Gaelic language; media studies; writing for radio and television; and mass media and culture.
Year three includes enquiry skills, Scotland and cinema, creative writing and media regulation.
To complete fourth year you will undertake a dissertation as well as a number of modules such as the media in Ireland, radio productionand audience research.
For direct entry to the degree course:
SQA passes in five different subjects of which three must be at Higher grade, preferably including Gàidhlig or Gaelic
For entry to Cert HE (year one) only:
SQA passes in five different subjects including two Highers
Other equivalent qualifications may be acceptable subject to the discretion of the programme leader
Students without an SQA pass in Gaelic must satisfy the college of their ability in Gaelic
For applicants with little or no previous knowledge of Gaelic, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig offers An Cùrsa Inntrigidh, a distance learning course which aims to prepare students for entry to year one of the degree programme.
Fees and Funding
For course costs please follow this link http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/gd/cursaichean/cisean/
How to Apply
If you are a school leaver or are applying to multiple universities, then you must apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). This is the central admissions service for all universities and colleges of higher education in the UK.
If you are not a school leaver and are only applying to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, you can contact the Registry & Admissions Office or download, complete and return the UHI application form.
For those applying from overseas, UCAS forms will be available from the British Council. All prospective international students can also downlaod, complete and return the UHI international students application form.
Registry & Admissions Office
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig
Isle of Skye
Tel: 01471 888304
Useful information for applying through UCAS:
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