University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Ethnology and Folklore

MLitt Ethnology and Folklore is unique in the UK. It develops a broad understanding of Ethnology, Folklore and Ethnomusicology, and offers introduction to material culture, custom, belief, song, music, narrative, childlore, games, sports and pastimes. The programme has an emphasis on Scottish Culture. The course will develop a broad-based understanding of how Ethnology and Folklore evolved and their approaches to the major genres of study: material culture, custom and belief, oral narrative, song, childlore and games, sports and pastimes. Through case-studies of Scottish material, the course will show how the concepts of ethnology and folklore can be used to investigate important issues in contemporary society. Graduates from a variety of backgrounds will gain a sound knowledge of the concepts, skills and methodologies of ethnology and folklore, whether in preparation for doctoral research, or as an end in itself. It is the only course in the United Kingdom designed to prepare appropriate candidates from any discipline for doctoral research in Ethnology and Folklore in a Scottish context with a North-East and North focus.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (England) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 14,300 per Whole course (International) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Wales) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (EU) 12 months
MLitt Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 24 months
MLitt Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (EU) 24 months
MLitt Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (England) 24 months
MLitt Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MLitt Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 24 months
MLitt Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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01224 272090