UCAS code QW53
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The BA (Hons) Gaelic and Traditional Music offers traditional singers and instrumentalists an outstanding education in Gaelic musical heritage within the broader contexts of Gaelic and related studies.
The course has a strong practical element where students learn from leading musicians and are given frequent opportunities to perform and record both at the college and further afield.
You will be based in the heart of the Gàidhealtachd at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI and have the option of studying abroad for a semester in Canada or Ireland in the honours (4th) year.
You must also complete a dissertation.
You will learn via face-to-face lectures and tutorials, and practical musical work at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI on the Isle of Skye and off-campus
Number of hours per week indicates the total number of hours you should dedicate to the course, which includes time spent in lectures and your own time spent on individual study and research.
For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:
|Full-time (120 credit modules) per year||£1,820|
|Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year||£645|
|Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)||£215|
For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term time address in Scotland studying this course full time, the following fees apply:
|Year 1||CertHE||£8,000 p.a.|
|Year 2||DipHE||£8,000 p.a.|
|Year 3||Degree||£8,000 p.a.|
**4th year free only for students studying full-time who have paid for the previous 3 years at the University of the Highlands and Islands.
Part-time (per 20 credit module) - £1,340 (2016-17 and 2017-18)
Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.
There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.
For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:
|Full-time (120 credit modules) per year||£10,500|
|Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year***||£5,250|
|Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)***||£1,750|
***There is no part-time study option for Tier 4 sponsored international students.
Further information on international course fees.
A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time RUK and International undergraduate students for continuous and contiguous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.
Once you have successfully completed your BA (Hons) Gaelic and Traditional Music course you might like to consider a career in:
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There are no other courses that offer Gaelic and Traditional Music together like this course does and I believe that my ability to now speak Gaelic will be a great asset to my career. My advice would be: don’t just do something because you feel you have to or have been pressured into it; really consider whether it’s the right path for you, and if you will truly enjoy your studies in that area.
Lauren Byrne, fourth year student, BA (Hons) Gaelic and Traditional Music.
Singers and instrumentalists will be able to access the tremendous wealth of musical heritage that is embedded in the language and cultural heritage of the Gael.
Julie Fowlis, Gaelic singer
International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.