The Celtic culture came to Britain from other parts of Europe 500 years before the first Roman invasion gradually infiltrated Britain. They had their own distinct language and culture. The Anglo Saxons came to Britain after the fall of the Roman empire from 400-1066 changing from Barbarians to Christians. They joined Jutes and Frisians from Denmark and their language become the English language of today and their four kingdoms of Northumbria, Mercia, East Anglia and Wessex are still in the geographical culture of today.
The MLitt Celtic and Anglo Saxon Studies offers you training in mediaeval languages, history and culture. The programme is unique to Scotland and it is ideal if you want to continue to postgraduate study, doctorate level, or pursue areas of employment within heritage tourism, culture, translation and museum work as a specialist. The programme allows you to think across traditional boundaries by understanding the interactions of Celtic and Anglo Saxons compared to Scandinavia.
You can choose from a range of courses such as Mediaeval Welsh language, Scottish Gaelic, Latin, Old Norse and literature including 'Tales of Vengeance and Enchantment, The Heroic Age in Irish and Icelandic Saga Literature.' You may also look at history including Scottish history and Irish history.