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Celtic Studies

The Celtic Studies program is part of the School of Letters, Art and Media.

Celtic Studies is concerned with the academic study of the Celtic languages, past and present, and the culture and history of the Celts. The aim is to enable students who have developed an interest in various aspects of Celtic life to pursue a program of study that offers a representative range of subject areas

It is offered at senior level only, and students are admitted if they have successfully completed 18 junior credit points from Table A units of study.

Requirements for a major
For a major in Celtic Studies, students must complete the following:

  • 18 credit points of junior units of study from Table A.
  • 36 credit points (6 units of study) from senior units of study in Celtic Studies, including CLST2601 Defining the Celts or CLST2605 The Celts in History, and at least 2 language units of study from Celtic Studies.

Refer to Table A in this Handbook for units of study available in the current year.

Up to 12 senior credit points of units from approved cross-listed units of study may be counted towards the major.

A range of units is available from other departments for cross-listing. For students counting units of study in other departments towards a major in Celtic Studies, the prerequisites are those of Celtic Studies, not of the departments in which the units are offered, except in obvious cases, such as in a language department, where language ability is required.

Refer to Table A in this Handbook for cross-listed units of study available in the current year.


For admission into Celtic Studies Honours, students must have completed units of study to the value of at least 48 senior credit points from units of study in Celtic Studies and from the cross-listed units of study (including CLST2601 or CLST2605 and two CLST language units).

Refer to the degree resolutions in this Handbook and to the Faculty Admissions Policy for Honours:

Contact/Further Information

Department website:

Program Director: Professor Anders Ahlqvist
Phone: +61 2 9351 3841