University of Aberdeen
Celtic & Anglo Saxon Studies and Theology & Religion MA (Hons)
University of Aberdeen

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 10 graduates of Celtic & Anglo Saxon Studies and Theology & Religion MA (Hons) and other courses in at University of Aberdeen for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in .

Overall student satisfaction
100 /100
10 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in Celtic studies (non-specific)

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24000 £21500 £24500
25-75 percentile range £18000 - £26500 £17000 - £25000 £19000 - £30500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Celtic studies (non-specific)

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23230 £21975 £24805
25-75 percentile range £18266 - £26023 £14735 - £27480 £16808 - £32349

Course Description

Celtic & Anglo-Saxon Studies and Theology & Religion widens your comprehensive study of the lives and legacy of the Celtic, Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian peoples with a deeper exploration of the origin, function, and meaning of religion, comparing the major religions across the world and with special focus on Christian faith in historic and contemporary contexts.

Aberdeen has been a centre for Celtic studies for more than a century and is now a leading research centre in all aspects of the northern polar regions including its peoples and their societies and beliefs. You will study languages, literature, culture and history, inspired by leading specialists in the history and literature of Britain, Ireland and Scandinavia in the middle ages, in medieval Celtic and Scandinavian literature and the cultural history of Ireland and Anglo-Saxon England.

In Theology & Religion, you will gain a sound understanding of the major religious traditions of the world, including their historical development and contemporary importance, with a special focus on Christian faith, life and doctrine in its historical, institutional and contemporary context. You will study biblical languages, the history of the church in the west, the Reformation in Scotland, the role of religion in ethical and political debates and religious aspects of disability.

As a graduate, you will be highly employable in a wide range of roles including journalism, ministry, public service and administration, NGO, government service, publishing, education and research. The intellectual skills you will develop and their transferability will make you a very attractive graduate with very wide career options, including in business.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Celtic & Anglo Saxon Studies and Theology & Religion, MA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Celtic & Anglo Saxon Studies and Theology & Religion MA (Hons) at University of Aberdeen

25% Welfare Professionals
10% Sales occupations
10% Teaching Professionals
10% Administrative occupations
10% Legal professionals
10% Caring personal services
10% Quality and Regulatory Professionals
10% Elementary occupations
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals

Grading & Study Time

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: Coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course; Practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course; Written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses. Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Celtic studies (non-specific)

Qualification requirements

For First Year Entry a minimum of 3 A Levels at BBB or 4 AS at AABB. For Second Year Entry a minimum of an A in the subject selected for Single Honours plus BB, or AB in the subjects selected for Joint Honours plus a further B. GCSE in English or English Language is also required.

Minimum of 4 Highers at AABB obtained at a single sitting or 3 Advanced Highers at BBB. Those seeking to qualify over two sittings will be expected to exceed this minimum. Also required: English at Standard Grade 1, 2 or 3 or National 5 at Grades A, B or C.

Second year entry may be possible in most school based subjects. A minimum of ABB overall in Adv Higher is required. Adv Higher at A in the subject selected for Single Honours or AB in the subject selected for Joint Honours.

For entry into First Year, a minimum of 32 points required, including at least 5,5,5 at HL. For entry into Second Year, a minimum of 36 points, including at 6, 6, 6 at Higher level in subject(s) selected. English at a minimum of Standard level required.

Minimum entry requirement: DDM in related subjects.

A minimum of 5H with 3 at H2 AND 2 at H3 OR AAABB, obtained in a single sitting. (The grading within band B must be at B2 or above). Also required: O in English or English Language

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 Listening - 5.5 or above; Reading - 5.5 or above; Speaking - 5.5 or above; Writing - 6.0 or above.
TOEFL (iBT) 78 TOEFL DI code is 0818: Listening - 17 or above; Reading - 18 or above; Speaking - 20 or above; Writing - 21 or above.
PTE Academic 59 Listening - 59 or above; Reading - 59 or above; Speaking - 59 or above; Writing - 59 or above.
Trinity ISE Pass overall at ISE II with a distinction in writing and merit in the other three skills.
Institution's Own Test Academic English Pre-sessional Programmes - Pass (valid for one year) OR Academic English Preparation Programme - Pass at Level Four (valid for one year)

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View the University of Aberdeen Online Prospectus programme page to find out about any scholarships and funding you may be able to apply for.

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Celtic & Anglo Saxon Studies and Theology & Religion, MA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Aberdeen in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Aberdeen in related subject specific rankings.

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #1 
    • #3 
    Theology & Religious Studies
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #29 
    Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]

See all 29 university rankings of University of Aberdeen

About University of Aberdeen

Dating back to the year 1495 we find the University of Aberdeen, located in the Scottish city of the same name. The main site of this ancient institution is Old Aberdeen, where students in the arts and social sciences as well as the physical sciences carry out their learning. Meanwhile on the significantly more modern campus site Foresterhill, learners in the medical and research fields occupy their own purpose-built buildings, such as Suttie Centre.

Where is this programme taught

Old Aberdeen
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