Our Gaelic medium degrees cover a range of subjects including media, traditional music and teaching, as well as Gaelic language, culture and community development.

We are the only institution in Scotland to offer degrees taught entirely through the medium of Gaelic.

Ruairidh Graham, BA (Hons) Gaelic and Development

Ruairidh GrahamSince graduating in 2014 from the BA (Hons) Gaelic and Development at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI Ruairidh Graham has been working as a Graduate Development Officer for Sleat Community Trust as part of the ScotGrad Programme.

"Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI is the only university campus of its kind that offers you both the academic and social tools to create your own Gaelic environment to live, learn and be social in. This is what makes it so different from anywhere else and add Comann nan Oileanach, the vibrant student association on campus, into the mix and you’ve got the perfect ingredients for realising your potential within a Gaelic environment."

One of the highlights of the course for Ruairidh included work experience in first year where he had the opportunity to spend three weeks at Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu (Glasgow Gaelic Primary School) working closely with the teaching staff.

Megan MacLellan, BA (Hons) Gaelic and Media Studies

Megan MacLellanMegan MacLellan graduated in 2013 from the BA (Hons) Gaelic and Media Studies. Megan now works as a presenter and researcher on the Gaelic children’s programme Dè a-nis? based at BBC Scotland in Glasgow. Despite originally wanting to move to a city for her studies Megan soon realised the benefits of the campus on the Isle of Skye:

"In terms of learning or improving your Gaelic, I’d say it is the best place to do it. You’re totally immersed in the language and culture. For me, it was the best learning environment."

Laura Maclennan, BA (Hons) Gaelic and Media Studies

Laura MacLennanLaura Maclennan graduated in 2012 from the BA (Hons) Gaelic and Media Studies. Talking about her time studying at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI:

"I thoroughly enjoyed my four years in Skye and was very lucky to have had the best lecturers for both Gaelic and media studies."

The University of the Highlands and Islands is the only institution in Scotland to offer degrees taught entirely through the medium of Gaelic, ensuring our graduates are in an excellent position to take advantage of the growing number of Gaelic-related job opportunities. All of our degrees give students the opportunity to gain fluency and to apply their language skills through work placements. Some courses allow students to further develop their skills by taking part in an exchange programme in Ireland or Canada in their final year.


At the University of the Highlands and Islands there’s a course and a campus for everyone, and our expert staff in each location ensure that all of our students receive as much or as little support as they need to help them achieve their ambitions.

In 2017, 97% of the university’s graduates, who studied with us on a full time basis, entered work or further study (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey).

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