Old Irish Reading

7.5 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 5KS236

Education cycle
First cycle
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
Finalised by
The Board of the Department of English, 19 September 2012
Responsible department
Department of English

Entry requirements

Old Irish II or equivalent.

Learning outcomes

Upon completing the course, students will be able to

  • read, translate and analyse more advanced prose texts in Old Irish
  • read, translate and analyse more advanced Old Irish poetry


The course builds on the A-level course in Old Irish. It focuses on more advanced aspects of Old Irish grammar. Students' skills in reading and writing are trained through the study of selected literary texts. Speech and listening comprehension skills are trained through group discussions.


Group teaching.


Examination is conducted through oral as well as written assignments and by continuous assessment. Grades used are either Fail, Pass, or Pass with Distinction.

Students who do not achieve a passing grade on the regular examination will have another opportunity to take the examination within a reasonable period of time after the regular examination.

Students who fail a certain examination twice have the right upon request, following consultation with the head of department, to have another examiner appointed.

Other directives

If the syllabus or course reading for a component has been changed, students have a right to be examined under the original syllabus and course reading on two occasions during the following semester. Normally this right then expires. Otherwise there are no limitations on the number of examination opportunities.

Transitional provisions

For transitional regulations in the case of changes in the syllabus, please contact the student adviser.