University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Scottish Culture and Heritage

Students on this course engage with a newly available range of digitised archival resources, including Tobar an Dualchais - Kist o Riches, a major online collection of audio recordings relating to all aspects of Scotland's oral heritage. Students study the principles of folklore and ethnology and take courses that open their eyes and ears to song; storytelling; custom; tradition and heritage.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 degree (GPA 3.4 or above), or its international equivalent. For those wishing to undertake aspects of the programme through the medium of Gaelic, proven proficiency in the language is required. If English is not the 1st language, students must have 1 of the following qualifications as evidence of spoken and written English: IELTS: total 7.0 (at least 6.5 in each module); TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 23 in each module); PTE(A): total 67 (at least 61 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections); CAE and CPE: total 185 (at least 176 in each module).

Course modules

This programme has been designed to deal with both the theory and practice of the cultural traditions and heritage of Scotland, but is set in an international comparative context. Students take a compulsory course in resources and research methods, as well as 2 shorter thematic courses in semester 1 and 2 more in semester 2: resources and research methods (taken over 2 semesters); Tobar an Dualchais / Kist o riches: analytical case study; the traditional arts in Scotland: history and context; tradition and modernity; understanding heritage.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Distance learning (full-time) September 2016 - 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 - 2 years

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