What will I learn?

Gaelic Studies and Language & Linguistics at Aberdeen combines all the advantages of the of in-depth study of the language, literature and culture of Scotland’s oldest language – as a native speaker or complete beginner. The programme offers a fascinating exploration of how human language evolved, how we learn languages and how they differ and change over time. You will gain the all-round knowledge and skills to open up a wide variety of careers.We have been teaching Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) and culture for a hundred years, led by teachers and researchers passionate about Gaelic and whose work directly influences Scottish policy on keeping Gaelic alive, healthy and important in Scotland today. You will learn more about Scotland's oldest living language and develop your Gaelic skills in a friendly and supportive environment, with opportunities to get involved with northern Scotland’s Gaelic-interest community through clubs, activities, networks and organisations.Language & Linguistics takes you on a deeper exploration of language, analysing this fascinating human attribute to understand ourselves and human societies more fully. You will study how the brain processes speech and language, how we acquire languages as children and adults, how they vary and change over time, social factors and different dialects of English.Our understanding of language grows all the time with new discoveries in neuroscience, animal behaviour, archaeology, sociology and psychology, bringing new applications of linguistics in industry, medicine and forensic science. This subject combination will make you very attractive to employers, especially in media, advertising and marketing, information and communication technology, publishing, language teaching and health-related professions such as speech and language therapy.

Which department am I in?

School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available

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Start date

12 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

University Office,

Regent Walk King's College,

Aberdeen,

Aberdeen, City Of,

AB24 3FX, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry Requirements can vary depending on the programme applied for. As a general guide, students should present the following minimum requirements to be considered for admission to the University of Aberdeen. Science - For entry to the BSc., Students should have a minimum High School GPA of 3.0 Plus one of the following standardised tests: SAT score of 1250 (post-March 2016), with 600 in Math, OR ACT composite score of 26 Plus one of the following standardised subject Tests: 1 SAT Subject Test with a score of 600 from either Math, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics, OR 1 AP Subject Test with a grade of 3 or above from either Math, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, or Physics. Engineering - For entry to the B.Eng/M.Eng., Students should have a minimum High School GPA of 3.0 Plus one of the following standardised tests: SAT score of 1250 (post-March 2016), with 600 in Math, OR ACT composite score of 26 Plus one of the following standardised subject Tests: 1 SAT Subject Test with a score of 600 from either Math, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics, OR 1 AP Subject Test with a grade of 3 from Math, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, or Physics.Law - For entry to the LLB, Students should have a minimum High School GPA of 3.3 Plus one of the following standardised tests: SAT score of 1320 (post-March 2016), with 650 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, OR ACT composite score of 28, OR 2 SAT Subject tests with a score of 650, OR 2 AP Subject Test at grade 4. IELTS overall score - 6.0, Listening - 5.5 or above, Reading - 5.5 or above, Speaking - 5.5 or above, Writing - 6.0 or above. TOEFL iBT overall score - 78, Listening - 17 or above, Reading - 18 or above, Speaking - 20 or above, Writing - 21 or above.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Aberdeen

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