Fàilte gu Roinn na Gàidhlig!

Welcome to Gaelic Studies! Our reputation for teaching Gaelic has grown since we first taught Gaelic to degree students in 1916. Appropriately, given our location, we specialise in teaching the language and culture of Scottish Gaelic, led by staff who are passionate about teaching and research.

Gaidhlig funding boost

The Scottish Funding Council has awarded 2 million GBP over 5 years to the National Gaelic Dictionary Project

New joint degree in Gaelic and Celtic & Anglo-Saxon Studies

Gaelic studies can be now be combined with options from the new Celtic & Anglo-Saxon Studies programme.

AHRC invests in Gaelic

The AHRC has awarded funding of 1.8 million GBP over 5 years to a new collaborative Doctoral Training Centre in the Celtic Languages.

Get involved in Gaelic!

Some 2500 speakers live in the North East today. Find out how you can get involved locally.

The Department of Gaelic at Aberdeen is host to leading research and teaching in Gaelic literature, society and culture. Benefitting from our situation in the north of Scotland, and within easy reach of the Highlands of Scotland, our Degree programme in Gaelic studies is informed directly by our strengths in Gaelic research.

The Department publishes the journal Scottish Gaelic Studies, which is a leading peer-reviewed journal in the discipline, and we co-lead the inter-university Soillse research project, which aims to develop research capacity to inform public policy towards the maintenance and revitalisation of Gaelic language and culture.

Gaelic Studies offers single, joint, and combined MA degrees, as well as opportunities for postgraduate study. The links on the left will provide you with information about the degree programmes offered, our recent research activity and about Gaelic in the North East of Scotland.

Also take the opportunity to attend an open day hosted by the University so you can visit us and experience life on campus and in the city.

Gaelic Studies

School of Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture
The University of Aberdeen
King's College
AB24 3UF
Scotland, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1224 272625
Fax: +44 (0)1224 272624
Email: langlit.school@abdn.ac.uk