The MLitt in Celtic Studies/ Léann Ceilteach is a two-year, full-time (or four-year, part-time) postgraduate research programme assessed by a thesis of ca. 40,000 words.
The PhD in Celtic Studies is awarded for research involving close study of Celtic languages and sources. While the primary focus may be on one Celtic language and tradition, the research usually entails some degree of comparative work, premised on the fact of the Celts original linguistic unity and subsequent long-enduring shared social and cultural features. The sources utilised tend to be medieval, but particular topics may require the use of written sources of earlier or later date. In the case of certain topics, knowledge of the research methodologies of disciplines other than the core disciplines of Celtic languages and literatures, notably archaeology, history, and classics, may have to be attained. The structured PhD programme facilitates students in acquiring any necessary training in the cognate aspects of such disciplines, and adequate knowledge of medieval and modern languages that may be relevant for their research.