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Ph.D. On Campus

Celtic Studies and Scottish Studies

The University of Edinburgh

36 months
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21150 GBP/year
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About

Doctorate-level study is an opportunity to expand upon your interests and expertise in a community that really values research; and to make an original, positive contribution to learning in Celtic Studies and Scottish Studies at The University of Edinburgh.

Overview

We specialise in the languages, literatures and cultures of the Celtic and Gaelic peoples, from Iron Age Europe to the present, and Scottish Ethnology – the study of Scotland’s traditions, belief systems, and forms of cultural expression.

Research community in Celtic Studies and Scottish Studies at The University of Edinburgh

Based in Scotland’s capital and festival city, our research community is at the forefront of policy development and cultural innovation.

Working at the cutting edge of linguistic, cultural and sociolinguistic research in the Celtic languages, we lead the way for future language planning and maintenance, particularly for Scottish Gaelic.

Join our community and undertake a specialised research project under the guidance of experienced and well-published supervisors.

Training and support

This programme includes training on research skills, methods and problems in Celtic Studies and Scottish Studies using a combination of traditional and innovative methods.

You will be encouraged and supported to make direct contact with original sources and to gain hands-on experience, whether in reading medieval manuscripts or in handling electronically-stored data.

Between the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC), the Careers Service and the Institute for Academic Development (IAD), you’ll find a further range of programmes and resources to help you develop your postgraduate skills.

Programme Structure

Our Celtic studies expertise covers:

  • Scottish, Irish and Welsh Celtic literature
  • literary tradition in the Medieval and modern periods
  • Gaelic languages and dialects
  • Celtic sociolinguistics and language policy

Recent work has encompassed archaeology, divinity, education and linguistics, with thesis topics including Gaelic oral literature and Celtic history.

Scottish studies and ethnology

Our Scottish studies and ethnology expertise covers:

  • oral narrative
  • song and instrumental music
  • material culture
  • social organisation
  • custom and belief
  • place names

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree and a masters degree, or their international equivalents, in a related subject. 
  • We may also consider your application if you have equivalent qualifications or experience; please check with your potential supervisor before you apply.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21150 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.

PhD PT fees

  • International - £10,575
  • Home: £2,250

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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