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Course Overview

The dissertation course for honours Gaelic students is student-led.  Students decide in consultation with academic staff what topic they would like to research and write about for their final dissertation.  Students can chose any topic from the broad field that is Gaelic studies, including topics related to: Gaelic literature (a writer or a theme), Gaelic sociolinguistics, language planning, Gaelic cultural practices, etc.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No

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Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of Gaelic (GH) (Studied) or MA Languages and Literature of Scotland (Studied) or MA Scottish Studies (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

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Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Approximately 3 one-hour tutorials (arranged by the student) which will provide students with guidance on selecting a suitable academic topic and developing a methodology for tackling chosen topic.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MA Anthropology-Gaelic Studies
  • MA Business Management - Gaelic Studies
  • MA Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies - Gaelic
  • MA Divinity-Gaelic Studies
  • MA Economics-Gaelic Studies
  • MA English-Gaelic Studies
  • MA Film & Visual Culture-Gaelic Studies
  • MA French-Gaelic Studies
  • MA Gaelic St-Literature in a World Context
  • MA Gaelic Studies
  • MA Gaelic Studies-Geography
  • MA Gaelic Studies-German (Mode A)
  • MA Gaelic Studies-Hispanic Studies
  • MA Gaelic Studies-History
  • MA Gaelic Studies-History of Art
  • MA Gaelic Studies-Language & Linguistics
  • MA Gaelic Studies-Politics
  • MA Gaelic Studies-Religious Studies
  • MA Gaelic Studies-Sociology
  • MA Languages and Literature of Scotland
  • Ma In Gaelic Studies-Spanish & Latin American Studies
  • Master Of Arts In Gaelic Studies-Theology & Religious Studs

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Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt: Dissertation 7000-8000 words (100%)

Formative Assessment

Formative feedback takes place in the discussions between the dissertation supervisor and the student


Feedback is provided in writing after the dissertation is completed. During the course, students interact with a member of staff on a supervisory basis.

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