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Language Provision:
Earlier Irish

The following Institutions support Earlier Irish

Institution

Name of Institution

 Aberdeen University  

Department

 Celtic 

Website of Department

 www.abdn.ac.uk/celtic 

Description

As well as the academic study of Celtic languages and cultures, Celtic at Aberdeen also presents Gaelic-related development programmes in the Highlands and Islands, providing courses which combine both academic and contemporary elements. Both language and literature courses are taught in Modern Irish, Earlier Irish and Scottish Gaelic. Modern Irish may be studied as a minor element of a degree, and Earlier Irish may be selected as a full or minor element of a degree, and at postgraduate Masters and doctoral level. Scottish Gaelic may be studied at all levels. Modern Welsh language is offered as a minor degree element.  More Information

Name of Institution

 Aberystwyth  

Department

 Y Gymraeg / Welsh 

Website of Department

 www.aber.ac.uk/cymraeg 

Description

The department of Welsh at Aberystwyth offers a single honours degree scheme in Celtic Studies, which offers students the opportunity to study Irish as well as Welsh, and Scottish Gaelic and Breton may also be selected as options.  More Information

Name of Institution

 Catholic University of Lublin  

Department

 Department of English (Celtic section within this dept) 

Website of Department

 www.kul.lublin.pl/admin/dwz/uk/lectures/english.pdf 

Description

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Name of Institution

 Moscow State University  

Department

 Germanic Linguistics Department 

Website of Department

 www.msu.ru/english/info/struct/facult/philol.html 

Description

Modern Breton, Welsh, Scottish Gaelic and Irish are taught at ab initio level.
Earlier Irish language and literature are taught. In addition, Gaulish language is offered.  More Information

Name of Institution

 National University of Ireland (Maynooth)

Department

 Roinn na Nua-Ghaeilge 

Website of Department

  

Description

Language and literature classes are offered in Scottish Gaelic, Modern and Earlier Welsh, and in Modern and Earlier Irish. Old and Modern Irish may be studied at degree, Masters and PhD level, whilst Scottish Gaelic, Modern and Earlier Welsh may be studied as minor elements of a degree.  More Information 

Name of Institution

 National University of Ireland, Galway  

Department

 Irish  

Website of Department

 www.nuigalway.ie/an_ghaeilge_san_ollscoil/ 

Description

The National University of Ireland Galway provides a range of primary, Masters and Phd degrees in Irish language and literature. At primary degree level modules are available in Scottish Gaelic, Old Irish, Welsh, and Breton. It is also possible to study a variety of degrees in the university through the medium of the Irish language.  More Information

Name of Institution

 Oslo University  

Department

 Department of Linguistics 

Website of Department

 www.hf.uio.no/ilf/english/index.html 

Description

Within the Department of Linguistics Bachelor and Masters degrees may be taken in Celtic and Irish studies. Modern and Earlier Irish language and literature are taught. Manx and Scottish Gaelic language are also taught. Research groups focus on linguistic research related to different languages, including Celtic.  More Information

Name of Institution

 Philipps-Universität Marburg  

Department

 Fachgebt. Vergleichende Sprach 

Website of Department

 www.uni-marburg.de/ios/sprachw 

Description

Celtic languages are taught within the department of Comparative Linguistics.
A degree course is offered in Celtic Studies. Modules in Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Manx, Welsh, Breton and Cornish are offered intermittently. Students may also progress to a Masters degree and doctoral research in Celtic Studies.  More Information

Name of Institution

 Queen's University Belfast  

Department

 Language Centre 

Website of Department

 www.qub.ac.uk/lc/ 

Description

The Department of Irish and Celtic emphasises the teaching of Modern Irish throughout the degree scheme. Modules in Scottish Gaelic, Welsh and Cornish may also be selected as options. Similarly, a wide range of subjects is also offered at Masters Degree level, and students may progress to doctoral research.  More Information

Name of Institution

 Universität Bonn  

Department

 Sprachwissenschaftliches Insti 

Website of Department

 www.sprachwissenschaft.uni-bon 

Description

Students may take a degree in Celtic within the Celtic department. Language and literature courses are offered in Modern and Earlier Irish, Modern and Earlier Welsh, Manx, Scottish Gaelic, Breton and Cornish.  More Information

Name of Institution

 Université de Bretagne Occidentale

Department

 Celtic department 

Website of Department

 www.univ-brest.fr/search_full_text.php?page=affiche_formation&class=formation405029dcc968a 

Description

A degree in Celtic may be taken within the Celtic department. Modern and Earlier Breton, and Modern and Earlier Irish may be studied at full undergraduate degree level. Sociolinguistics form a core part of Breton and Celtic Studies. A certificate can be obtained in Celtic grammar and philology.  More Information

Name of Institution

 University College Cork  

Department

 Celtic Studies 

Website of Department

 www.ucc.ie/faculties/celtic/indexbearla.html 

Description

The two core departments within the Faculty of Celtic Studies at Cork are the department of Early and Medieval Irish, and the department of Modern Irish. Two main degree programmes are offered: BA Irish and BA Celtic Civilisation. At least one module from the Early & Medieval Irish Department must be taken in both second and third year of the BA in Modern Irish. A Masters degree may also be taken in Modern Irish. Scottish Gaelic is offered as an option at this level. Students may also progress to doctoral research.   More Information

Name of Institution

 University College Dublin  

Department

 Celtic Studies 

Website of Department

 www.ucd.ie/celtic/ 

Description

A degree in Celtic Studies provides students with an understanding of a range of aspects of Celtic languages and civilisations and of Irish culture as represented in language, history, folklore and archaeology. The BA programme in Celtic Studies allows students to take modules in both Early and Modern Irish, and in Welsh.   More Information

Name of Institution

 University of Cambridge  

Department

 Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic 

Website of Department

 www.asnc.cam.ac.uk 

Description

Studies include the history of the Gaelic-speaking peoples, in Scotland, Ireland, and elsewhere, and the history of the Brittonic speaking peoples, in Brittany, Wales, and elsewhere, from the fourth century to the twelfth. Furthermore, modules may be taken in Medieval Welsh language and literature, and in Medieval Irish language and literature.   More Information

Name of Institution

 University of Copenhagen  

Department

 Department of Linguistics 

Website of Department

 www.cphling.dk/index-uk.html 

Description

Teaching and research in Indo-European Studies, including Celtic, are offered within the Department of Linguistics. Modules in Comparative Celtic grammar, Irish language, Earlier Breton and Welsh are taught occasionally. Earlier Irish may be studied at postgraduate Masters level.   More Information

Name of Institution

 University of Dublin (TCD)  

Department

 Irish 

Website of Department

 www.tcd.ie/Irish/ 

Description

Early and Modern Irish are taught as two separate subjects in the School. These courses provide students with a grounding in the critical study of the language, literature and culture of Ireland and Gaelic Scotland. Students are introduced to the basic skills of linguistic and literary analysis as well as to the elements of social history, palaeography and comparative philology. The course in Early Irish includes study of the Celtic and Indo-European relationships of the Irish language and offers Modern and Middle Welsh studies. The Modern Component provides a course in Scottish Gaelic. Research students may read for an M.Litt.or a PhD.   More Information

Name of Institution

 University of Edinburgh  

Department

 Celtic and Scottish Studies 

Website of Department

 www.celtscot.ed.ac.uk 

Description

Celtic Studies is taught within the Department of Celtic and Scottish Studies, which also offers a degree in Scottish Ethnology and joint honours combinations. Language and literature courses are taught in Modern Irish, Earlier Irish and Scottish Gaelic and Earlier Welsh. Modern and Earlier Irish may be taken as a minor element of a degree, and Earlier Irish may also be studied at postgraduate Masters or doctoral level.Scottish Gaelic is offered as a minor element of a degree, and at full undergraduate degree and postgraduate Masters level. Modern and Earlier Welsh can be studied at doctoral level, and Earlier Welsh may be studied at Masters level.   More Information

Name of Institution

 University of Glasgow  

Department

 Celtic 

Website of Department

 www.gla.ac.uk/departments/celtic  

Description

Celtic Studies is offered as part of a degree in Celtic Civilisation, within the Department of Celtic. The teaching and research work of the staff covers the ancient, medieval and modern periods in three Celtic languages, Scottish Gaelic, Irish, and Welsh, with primary interests in Scottish Gaelic and Irish language and literature, and in medieval Celtic literatures and history.   More Information

Name of Institution

 Universität Hamburg 

Department

 Institut für Allgm. und Angewa 

Website of Department

  

Description

A range of Celtic languages are taught; Modern Irish and Earlier Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Modern Welsh, and Modern Breton language. Celtic is not established as a subject on its own but can only be studied in the framework of other subjects, for example within Phonetics or Indo-Germanic studies.   More Information

Name of Institution

 University of Oxford  

Department

 Medieval and Modern Languages 

Website of Department

 www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk 

Contact Name

Celtic may be studied at undergraduate level with another language or along with another subject. The course is designed to be manageable for beginners and to allow students to concentrate either on Irish or Welsh, or to study both together. The main teaching on the language side focuses on Welsh. The range of options for the second and final degree years is more extensive on the medieval side. Medieval Irish and Welsh may also be studied together so as to offer a grounding in the two main medieval Celtic literatures.   More Information

Name of Institution

 University of Ulster  

Department

 Irish 

Website of Department

 www.arts.ulster.ac.uk/lanlit/irish/ 

Description

The University of Ulster provides an intensive and varied course in Irish language studies. As well as offering the possibility of concentrating more fully on Irish language and literature, includes a substantial element of Scottish Gaelic. In the final year, the emphasis on Irish language and literature is maintained, and students become acquainted with the use of Irish language in society.   More Information

Name of Institution

 University of Uppsala  

Department

 English 

Website of Department

 www.engelska.uu.se 
Description The Department of English Studies includes a Celtic Section, which aims to give students a comprehensive understanding of the other indigenous languages and cultures of the British Isles. There are currently three major courses of study: Old and Middle Irish, Modern Irish, and Welsh, each of which may be continued to doctoral level. A course in Scottish Gaelic is also offered. Breton is offered intermittently.  More Information

Name of Institution

 University of Utrecht  

Department

 Celtic 

Website of Department

 www.let.uu.nl/keltisch/ 

Description

It is possible to take a Bachelors degree in Celtic languages and cultures.
Modern Irish and Modern Welsh language are taught and both are offered at ab initio level. Earlier Irish and Earlier Welsh language and literature are offered, and Earlier Irish and Earlier Welsh may be studied at ab initio level. Modern Irish and Modern Welsh can be taken as a minor element of a degree and Earlier Irish and Earlier Welsh may be studied at postgraduate Masters level. Research interests within the department include Medieval Irish and Welsh literature.   More Information

Name of Institution

 University of Wales, Lampeter  

Department

 Department of Welsh 

Website of Department

 http://welsh.lamp.ac.uk/Department/English/ 

Description

 The broad Celtic dimension of Welsh Studies is evident in the optional modular courses in Irish and Breton accommodated by the degree scheme. As well as work in Welsh language, modules are offered in Welsh literature and history.   More Information

Name of Institution

 University of Wien  

Department

 Institute for German Studies 

Website of Department

 www.univie.ac.at/keltologie 

Description

The University of Vienna offers a diploma in Celtic Studies. Modules consist of practical language classes in Old and Middle Irish, Celtic Literature studies, and also historical and cultural studies. As part of their diploma students may spend a study period in Ireland.   More Information

Name of Institution

 University of Zagreb  

Department

 Department of Linguistics 

Website of Department

 deenes.ffzg.hr/~rmatasov 

Description

Courses in Irish and Welsh language, and in Irish literature are offered at the University of Zagreb. Language learning at this level is primarily concerned with the earlier language. Research interests within the department include language typology and Indo-European studies.   More Information

 

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