Celtic & Anglo-Saxon Studies and Theology & Religious Studies widens your comprehensive study of the lives and legacy of the Celtic, Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian peoples with a deeper exploration of the origin, function, and meaning of religion, comparing the major religions across the world and with special focus on Christian faith in historic and contemporary contexts.
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 and their societies and beliefs. You will study languages, literature, culture and history, 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.
In Theology & Religious Studies, you will gain a sound understanding of the major religious traditions of the world, including their historical development and contemporary importance, with a special focus on Christian faith, life and doctrine in its historical, institutional and contemporary context. You will study biblical languages, the history of the church in the west, the Reformation in Scotland, the role of religion in ethical and political debates and religious aspects of disability.
As a graduate, you will be highly employable in a wide range of roles including journalism, ministry, public service and administration, NGO, government service, publishing, education and research. The intellectual skills you will develop and their transferability will make you a very attractive graduate with very wide career options, including in business.
About this institute
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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