MLitt Ethnology and Folklore

  • DeadlineStudy Details: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time

Course Description

Unleash your creativity with the MLitt in Ethnology & Folklore at the University of Aberdeen. Delve into the vibrant vernacular culture through stories, music, traditions, and more. This programme offers a comprehensive exploration of Ethnology, Folklore, and Ethnomusicology, focusing on Scottish culture and traditions. Gain practical skills in archiving, audio, and video creation, and editing. The curriculum covers the history and development of these disciplines, major genres like music and narrative, and contemporary issues such as identity and ethics. Engage in fieldwork, a radio project, film project work, and digital field recording. The Elphinstone Institute, renowned for its traditional music and folklore, provides a supportive environment with world-leading research opportunities. 

Entry Requirements

To join this programme, a good undergraduate degree in humanities or social sciences is usually required, along with an IELTS score of 6.5. However, we also take into account less conventional educational routes and experience.

Embrace your passion for culture and tradition with the MLitt in Ethnology & Folklore.


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Module Details

Compulsory Courses
Getting Started at the University of Aberdeen (PD5006)
History, Genres & Methodologies of Ethnology & Folklore (EF5003)
Perspectives on Tradition, Identity, and Fieldwork (EF5004)
Oral Traditions (EF5503)
Intellectual and Practical Approaches to Scottish Contexts (EF5504)
Dissertation in Ethnology & Folklore (EF5901)

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