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Celtic & Anglo Saxon Studies and French

University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen
English
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Program description

Celtic & Anglo-Saxon Studies and French is an excellent subject combination, setting the lives and legacy of the Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, and Scandinavian peoples within a deeper European historical and contemporary context through study of the French language, history and culture. This subject combination provides an ideal preparation for a career in the arts, broadcasting, or heritage management, and also adds the international dimension to open options including business or tourism.

Aberdeen has been a centre for Celtic studies for more than a century and is now a leading research centre in all aspects of the northern polar regions including its peoples. You will study literature, culture, history and languages, inspired by leading specialists in the history and literature of Britain, Ireland and Scandinavia in the middle ages, in medieval Celtic and Scandinavian literature, and the cultural history of Ireland and Anglo-Saxon England.

French at Aberdeen has an outstanding reputation, gaining the highest possible rating in the last national Teaching Quality Assessment. You will add to your growing language skills with courses in film, contemporary civilization and culture and most genres and periods of literature from the middle ages to the present day. You will be taught by staff recognised internationally for their research, from Renaissance studies to the politics of culture and difference in contemporary France.

As an integral part of your 4-year programme, you will spend half of year three developing your language skills as a Teaching Assistant or visiting student in a French-speaking country.

This subject combination is ideal preparation for a career in the arts, heritage management, or broadcasting and media. The international dimension widens your choice, for example to European business and organisations and tourism.

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University of Aberdeen

Founded in 1495 by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest and the UK's fifth oldest university. William Elphinstone established King's College to train doctors, teachers and clergy for the...


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