The bachelor

The bachelor

Celtic Languages and Culture is a bachelor program at the University of Utrecht, and takes an accumulative 3 years to finish. Every academic year is divided into four blocks, and during every block you usually follow two courses. On this page you can find an overview of the subjects you take to obtain your degree.

Year 1

In the first year you follow two mandatory study programs, which contain 8 different courses for this year.

Blok 1Block 2Block 3Block 4
Old Irish 1Old Irish 2Middle Welsh 1Middle Welsh 2
Introduction to Celtic StudiesLiterature and History of the Medieval CeltsFrom Táin to Tolkien and BeyondHistorical Linguistics and Language Change in the British Isles

Year 2 and year 3

Towards the end of year 1 you have to choose a specialisation. You can choose two different paths: Interpretation and Reinterpretation of Medieval Celtic Texts (literary studies) or Language Contact and Language Change in Celtic (linguistics). Every specialisation has its own selection of mandatory courses to follow in years 2 and 3. These courses are often offered every other year, that means that you will finish this specialisation in a span of two years, instead of the usual one.

Interpretation and Reinterpretation of Medieval Celtic Texts

Blok 1Block 2Block 3Block 4
Literary Studies, an IntroductionLiterature SeminarMedieval Celtic PalaeographyGreat Medieval Heroes
Old Irish 3 / Middle Welsh 3

Language Contact and Language Change in Celtic

Blok 1Block 2Block 3Block 4
Topics in LinguisticsLanguage Contact and Celtic Minority Languages
Old Irish 3 / Middle Welsh 3
Language History of the British Isles
Let op! Omdat deze vakken in verschillende jaren aangeboden worden, hoef je nooit meer dan 2 vakken te volgen in blok 1. Je volgt één van de drie vermelde vakken in een ander jaar.

Alongside following a specialisation you may have to finish a minor, go on an exchange, or follow the other specialisation track. You also have to choose four elective courses, which you can plan at your leisure.

Exchange

During your studies you can study abroad for a semester or an entire academic year at a university in another country. For more information on studying abroad you can consult the program website or contact the International OfficeInformational sessions will also be planned throughout the year.

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