University of Sydney Handbooks - 2013 Archive

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Celtic Studies


Celtic Studies offers a very wide choice of topics for research, ranging from the early history of the Celts in Europe to the present situation of the Celtic languages in the British Isles, Brittany and beyond. The research can focus on a number of disciplinary aspects, including language and linguistics, archaeology, history, literature, folklore as well as music. With the exception of elective Old Irish and Middle Welsh language courses (CLST6007, CLST6011, CLST6012 and CLST6013) offered to postgraduate students, all work towards master’s degrees and doctorates in Celtic Studies is assessed by thesis only.


Professor Anders Ahlqvist
Phone: + 61 2 9351 3841

Awards and Requirements

Please refer to the degree resolutions in this Handbook and to the ‘Faculty Admissions Policy and Procedure for: Doctor of Philosophy: Pathways to admission’, for information on the specific admission requirements for different research award courses.

Master of Arts (Research)
The Master of Arts (Research) is designed to develop students' disciplinary knowledge and research skills through a program of postgraduate coursework (up to 2 units of study) and a supervised research project culminating in a thesis.

Master of Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy