University of Aberdeen
Ethnology and Folklore
Normally a good undergraduate degree in a humanities or social science subject. Even if you have been educated in the medium of English you must meet our English Language requirements (certain countries may be exempted from this requirement). This programme requires that you meet the 'Postgraduate Standard' level of English proficiency. If you are in doubt about your proficiency in English, contact the British Council office or its equivalent in your country. If your first language is not English, it is important that your proficiency in English is good in order for you to study successfully at the University of Aberdeen. Without this ability you will find great difficulty in understanding lectures, producing written work and sitting examinations.
The course has 3 components: Coursework covering the history and evolution of ethnology and folklore in relation to the major genres, and contemporary issues like reflexivity, identity, ethics and gender, along with case studies involving the application of ethnology and folklore concepts to contemporary Scottish society. Among other issues, cultural change and stability; language evolution; emigration and immigration, and the invented Scot, will be examined; practical training in fieldwork, transcription, processing, archiving and associated issues; and a fieldwork-based analytical project leading to a research dissertation of 20,000 words.
The 1st 2 components of the course will be assessed by a combination of essays, presentations and examinations; class participation will also count towards the final assessment. The assessment for the third components will be based on the preparatory written and oral work for the fieldwork project and on the final dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MLitt||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU)||12 months|
|MLitt||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England)||12 months|
|MLitt||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International)||12 months|
|MLitt||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||12 months|
|MLitt||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland)||12 months|
|MLitt||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales)||12 months|
|MLitt||Part-time||September 2016||-||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|King's Campus||Aberdeen||AB24 3FX||Scotland|