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Our Celtic Studies programme offers you the opportunity to gain a unique insight into the culture, literature, history and languages of Britain, Ireland, Europe and beyond from the earliest period to the present day. As well as bringing the Celtic- speaking world to life, we will provide you with broad training in the Humanities and help you develop in-depth analytical and critical skills that you can put to full use in your chosen career. You don't have to be fluent in Welsh or Irish to study Celtic Studies, this course is open to both beginners and advanced students.

  • Aberystwyth university is one of the liveliest academic and intellectual environments for Celtic studies in the world. 
  • The department is home to inspirational team of world-leading experts in Welsh, Irish, Scottish Gaelic language and literature. 
  • Students will have the opportunity to learn Scottish Gaelic, Breton and Manx as well as their respective literature. 
  • In the recent student satisfaction survey, 100% of our students were satisfied with the course and department. (NSS, 2016). 
  • A degree in Celtic Studies will open many doors to exciting opportunities for you. 
  • Flourish with our vibrant, exciting Welsh community here at Aberystwyth. Not only do we have a Students Union, but UMCA (Undeb Myfyrwr Cymraeg Aberystwyth) host many events and societies for those who wish to part of the welsh community. 
  • The National Library of Wales is a stone throw away from our Penglais Campus. It is one of a kind in Wales, allowing students unlimited access to its rare collection of literature. 
  • Within the department of Welsh and Celtic studies, you will have large options of stimulating modules to choose from such as creative writing, professional welsh, translation, Welsh in the media, Welsh Literature, Folk Welsh and many more. 
  • Students can explore studying in another country under the Erasmus + or the International Exchange programme. 
  •  The Centre of Advance Welsh and Celtic Studies is also located in Aberystwyth.
  • Studying here will provide the opportunity to attend a wealth of public lectures, book launches, performances and talks in the Department itself and beyond.
  • Students can explore our exciting partnership opportunities to study in Universities in Norway, the Netherlands, Germany and France. 

Our Celtic Studies programme offers you the opportunity to gain a unique insight into the culture, literature, history and languages of Britain, Ireland, Europe and beyond from the earliest period to the present day. As well as bringing the Celtic- speaking world to life, we will provide you with broad training in the Humanities and help you develop in-depth analytical and critical skills that...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120

A Levels BBB-CCC with evidence of linguistic ability

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-DMM with evidence of linguistic ability

International Baccalaureate:
30-26 with evidence of linguistic ability

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall with evidence of linguistic ability

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 A Levels BBB-CCC with evidence of linguistic ability GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh BTEC National Diploma: DDM-DMM with evidence of linguistic ability International Baccalaureate: 30-26...

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Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through a combination of course work and examinations. 

You will be assessed through a combination of course work and examinations.