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Courses in Folklore Studies

Here’s a selection of courses and classes on folklore studies at various different levels ranging from learning for fun to Masters and PhD.


MA in Folklore Studies at University of Hertfordshire

Exciting news for anyone in England wanting to turn their interest in folklore into an academic qualification: the University of Hertfordshire offer a Folklore Studies MA, which runs both part-time and full-time. For further details on the programme of study and how to apply: https://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/ma-folklore-studies

Post-graduate studies in Folklore and Ethnomusicology at The Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen

Taught M.Litt, Research M.Litt and PhD programmes in folklore and ethnomusicology: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/elphinstone/programmes-study/index.php

University of Edinburgh, School of Celtic and Scottish Studies

MA in Scottish Ethnology: full time, 4 year programme: https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/degrees/index.php?action=view&code=V910

University of Cardiff

2021-2022  Courses with folklore content taught by Dr Juliette Wood:

Gothic Worlds: Horror, History and Art, online, Thursdays for 10 weeks from 14 Oct, 19:00-21:00

Round about the Cauldron Go: An Introduction to the History of Magic, online, Thursdays for 10 weeks from 20 January, 19:00-21:00

The Tudors: Fact, Fiction and Fantasy, in person, Thursdays for 9 weeks from 28 April, 18:00-20:00

Learn for Pleasure

Introduction to British Folklore course taught by Mark Norman, online, booking now for January