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BA (Hons) Gaelic

AWARD: Distance Learning,Undergraduate
STUDY MODE: Distance Learning,Full-time,On-campus
DURATION: 4 Years
CODE: Q531
COURSE LEADER: Mark Wringe
COURSE CONTACT: Eilidh Grant ( )

SPECIAL FEATURES

The BA (Hons) Gaelic degree looks at Gaelic society and its origins, whilst ensuring you achieve a high standard of fluency in the language. In year four, you will have the opportunity of an exchange with Irish or Canadian universities, allowing you to explore the wider international context to which Gaelic Scotland belongs. The skills you acquire on the course will make you ideally placed to take advantage of the many new job opportunities appearing in the Gaelic world today.

DESCRIPTION

The BA (Hons) Gaelic degree develops students’ knowledge and critical awareness of Gaelic language, literature and culture. It also allows students to draw from related subjects covered by sister programmes in the scheme of degrees. This programme balances investigation of historical aspects of language and culture, with an emphasis on contemporary material and issues which affect the Gaelic community. You will study the arts, contemporary and traditional literature, minority language issues and oral tradition, and explore the relationship of Gaelic to other languages, including Irish Gaelic.

COURSE CONTENT

The BA (Hons) Gaelic degree looks at Gaelic society and its origins, whilst ensuring you achieve a high standard of fluency in the language. In year four, you will have the opportunity of an exchange with Irish or Canadian universities, allowing you to explore the wider international context to which Gaelic Scotland belongs. The skills you acquire on the course will make you ideally placed to take advantage of the many new job opportunities appearing in the Gaelic world today.

YEAR 1 – SCQF Level 7 For the structure at Level SCQF 7, see An Cùrsa Comais, An Cùrsa Adhartais and Gaelic and Communication. YEAR 2 – SCQF Level 8 Core modules

  • Gaelic Language 2
  • Language, Culture and Ethnicity

Optional modules

  • Folklore
  • The Short Story
  • Onomastics
  • Poetry since 1900

YEAR 3 – SCQF Level 9 Core modules

  • Gaelic Language 3
  • Research Skills

Optional modules

  • Traditional Culture
  • Poetry 1600 – 1900
  • Gaelic Prose
  • The Written History of Gaelic
  • Developing Gaelic Communities: Practical Skills
  • Language Policy & Planning

YEAR 4 – SCQF Level 10 Core module

  • Dissertation

Optional modules

  • Celtic Belief Systems
  • Gaelic Dialects
  • Translation skills
  • Special Studies in GRSS
  • Successful Sustainable Communities
  • Language Policy in the Workplace

 

PROGRESSION ROUTES & EMPLOYMENT PROSPECTS

  • Education
  • Public administration
  • Economic and cultural development
  • Postgraduate study and research

UCAS - ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • 3 SQA Higher passes at grades B, B and C or above, including Gàidhlig (fluent speakers) or Gaelic (learners) at B or above; or
  • other equivalent qualifications subject to the discretion of the Course/Programme Leader.

You will be interviewed in order to determine which first year language course best meets your needs, depending on your spoken language abilities on entry. 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. The placement module is a core module on this course and a PVG will be required should the student choose to undertake their placement at a school or other childcare establishment.

How to apply

All prospective students 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.

Contact details:

Registry & Admissions Office Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Sleat Isle of Skye IV44 8RQ Tel: 01471 888304 Email:

Useful information for applying through UCAS:

Institution Name: HIP Code: H49 Campus: K

COURSE FEE 2023/24

* In most cases, Scottish domiciled fee status students have their fees paid for them by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) and may be eligible for living cost support.


Undergraduate, full-time
Cost per year for 120 credit module

£0.00

Undergraduate, part-time students, on campus, fee per module
40 credit Modules cost 2x 20 credit Modules

£0.00

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