UCAS code Q530
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If you want to discover more about Gaelic society and its origins whilst gaining a high level of fluency in the Gaelic language, then this lively BA (Hons) Gaelic Language and Culture course is for you.
Themes include the arts, contemporary and traditional literature, minority language issues and oral tradition, and you will also explore the relationship of Gaelic to other languages, including Irish Gaelic.
You’ll be taught in a supportive environment by a dedicated team at Lews Castle College UHI on the Isle of Lewis, or at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI on the Isle of Skye, who will help you gain confidence in the spoken and written language, offering small classes and individual support where necessary.
Year 1: Intensive language year. Depending on level of ability on entry, you will follow either:
You will undertake a three week Gaelic work placement.
You must also complete a dissertation.
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
|Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year||£645||£645|
|Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)||£215||£215|
*The Scotland/EU fee has not yet been agreed by the Scottish Government. The indicative fee level is shown in the table.
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.||£8,000 p.a.|
|Year 2||DipHE||£8,000 p.a.||£8,000 p.a.|
|Year 3||Degree||£8,000 p.a.||£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||£10,000||£10,500|
|Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year***||£5,040||£5,250|
|Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)***||£1,680||£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.
External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact your enrolling college for more information.
Once you have successfully completed your BA (Hons) Gaelic Language and Culture course, you might like to consider careers in:
You can progress from the BA (Hons) Gaelic Language and Culture to MSc Material Culture and Gàidhealtachd History or train for employment in radio/TV/online with the Diploma in Gaelic Media.
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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.