Celtic Studies


Celtic Studies is concerned with the academic study of the Celtic languages, past and present, and the culture and history of the Celts. The aim is to enable students who have developed an interest in various aspects of Celtic Studies to pursue a program of study that offers a representative range of subject areas.

The honours year

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) year provides students who have qualified for, or been awarded, an undergraduate pass degree in the arts or humanities the opportunity to extend their potential in research. Students may continue to work in the area of their undergraduate study or undertake research in a different area.
The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) focuses on establishing your individual research practise, further equipping you for employment or entry into the Master of Arts or Doctor of Philosophy programs.

Workload and assessment

The Honours programme in Celtic Studies consists of:
a thesis written under the supervision of the Professor of Celtic Studies;
two seminars that meet weekly for two hours for one semester each.
The thesis should be of 18-20,000 words in length; each seminar requires 6000-8000 words of written work or its equivalent.
The thesis is worth 60% of the final Honours mark and each of the seminars is worth 40%.

Related subject areas

English, History

Our courses that offer this honours subject area