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Celtic Studies

Celtic Studies is part of the School of Letters, Art and Media (SLAM).

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 life to pursue a program of study that offers a representative range of subject areas.

It is offered at senior level only, and students are admitted if they have successfully completed 18 junior credit points from part A of the Table of units of study.

A major in Celtic Studies consists of at least 36 senior credit points from the units of study in Celtic Studies including:

  • CLST2601 Defining the Celts and CLST2605 The Celts in History
  • At least two CLST language units of study from this list:
    CLST2606 Old Irish 1; CLST2602 Old Irish 2; CLST2604 Middle Welsh 1; CLST2603 Middle Welsh 2; CLST2607 Modern Irish Linguistics; CLST2608 Modern Welsh Language and Culture 1; CLST2609 Modern Welsh Language and Culture II; CLST2610 Modern Irish Language and Culture I; CLST2611 Modern Irish Language and Culture II; CLST2612 Scottish Identity, History and Culture
  • No more than 12 senior credit points of cross-listed units of study towards the major.

A range of units is available from other departments for cross-listing. For students counting units of study in other departments towards a major in Celtic Studies, the prerequisites are those of Celtic Studies, not of the departments in which the units are offered, except in obvious cases, such as in a language department, where language ability is required. For cross-listed units see the information on the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences website

For admission into Celtic Studies IV Honours, students must have completed units of study to the value of at least 48 senior credit points from the units of study for Celtic Studies and from the cross-listed units of study (including CLST2601, CLST2605 and two CLST language units). Further detail regarding prerequisites and the nature of the honours year is described in the honours section of this handbook.

Contact/further information
For further information see the department website:
Undergraduate Student Adviser: Professor Anders Ahlqvist
Phone: +61 2 9351 3841