University of Glasgow offer Celtic and Gaelic courses and supervision in a range of subject areas related to the research activities and interests of academic staff.
We were rated in the top 10 result for Celtic & Gaelic (overall and for outputs) in the recent research assessment exercise (REF 2014).
We are well placed to provide an appropriate environment for cross- and interdisciplinary research. Staff and students benefit from collaboration and interaction in research and teaching with members of other subject areas such as Archaeology. We are committed to creating and sustaining an open and involved research environment, and are one of the core subject areas of the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies. We also participate in the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
A Doctor of Philosophy may be awarded to a student whose thesis is an original work making a significant contribution to knowledge in, or understanding of, a field of study and normally containing material worthy of publication.
Thesis Length:70,000-100,000 words, including references, bibliography and appendices (other than documentary appendices).
If undertaking a practice-based doctorate the thesis will consist of a shorter word length, to be negotiated with your supervisor, but not normally under 40,000 words, in addition to a substantive piece, or pieces, of practice.
Teaching and research in the Arts and Humanities is supported by the outstanding resources of our University Library with its special collections and our on-campus Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery.
Our close links and partnerships with Glasgow Life, and the city’s many museums, art galleries, performing arts and music venues, international festivals and creative industry organisations make the University of Glasgow the ideal place for postgraduate study of the arts.
The Celtic and Gaelic programme is offered at University of Glasgow.
Topics in which we would welcome postgraduate research include:
- modern and medieval Celtic languages
- literature and cultures, especially modern Scottish Gaelic and Irish language and linguistics
- modern Scottish Gaelic literature, 18th–21st centuries
- Gaelic linguistics
- medieval Celtic legal traditions
- medieval Celtic literatures
- textual cultures of the medieval Celtic speaking areas;
- medieval Celtic art
- Celtic place names of Scotland.
- 36 months
- 60 months
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- a straightforward, descriptive, and informative title
- the question that your research will address
- an account of why this question is important and worth investigating
- an assessment of how your own research will engage with recent study in the subject
- a brief account of the methodology and approach you will take
- a discussion of the primary sources that your research will draw upon, including printed books, manuscripts, archives, libraries, or museums
- an indicative bibliography of secondary sources that you have already consulted and/or are planning to consult
International20400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20400 GBP per year during 36 months.
National4500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.
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