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MRes Gaelic and Celtic Studies

AWARD: Master of Research
STUDY MODE: Distance Learning,Full-time,On-campus,Part-time
DURATION: 1 Year (full-time) / 2 Years (part-time)
COURSE LEADER: Abigail Burnyeat
COURSE CONTACT: Abigail Burnyeat ( )


The MRes in Gaelic and Celtic Studies provides students with a professional grounding in the fields of Gaelic and Celtic Studies, offering them the opportunity to pursue their scholarly interests and to develop their skills in formal academic writing, analysis and communication through the medium of Gaelic.


Students receive training in research skills and academic Gaelic writing skills, as well as tailored provision required for their chosen disciplinary area.

Sabhal Mòr’s library collections provide access to an extensive variety of scholarly resources. Our Special Collections include outstanding collections of early printed Gaelic books from the seventeenth century onwards, as well as important antiquarian and manuscript collections covering Gaelic, Celtic Studies, folklore, material culture, Highland history, Gaelic development, and the history of piping. We particularly welcome applications from students seeking to make use of material from our collections in their research.

The MRes may be studied full-time over one year or part-time over two years. Students may be based at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig or elsewhere (with the expectation that there would be opportunities to visit Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and take part in relevant research activities on a regular basis).


Students on the MRes work closely with their academic supervisors on a year-long research project they design together; supervision is available in the areas of:


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