The Elphinstone Institute - Post Graduate Open Day

23 Mar 2017



MacRobert Building ground floor, MR040


Postgraduate Open Day

Wednesday 19 April 2017


staff and student presentations on between 14:30 and 15:30


Come and join staff and students from the Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen for their Postgraduate open afternoon. The event is an opportunity for you to visit the Institute, chat to staff and students, visit the library and listen to archive recordings, discuss your study options, and hear more about student life at the UK's foremost research institute in Ethnology and Folklore. Refreshments (teas/coffee and cake) will be provided. 


Presentations which highlight some of the exciting research currently being conducted at the Institute will take place from 14:30-15:30. 


The MLitt in Ethnology and Folklore is unique in the UK. It develops a broad understanding of Ethnology, Folklore, and Ethnomusicology. It also offers an introduction to material culture, custom, belief, song, music, narrative, childlore, games, sports and pastimes. The programme has an emphasis on Scottish Culture, and will develop your practical fieldwork skills. Through case-studies of Scottish material, the course will show how Ethnology, Folklore, and Ethnomusicology can be used to investigate important issues in contemporary society in Scotland and beyond.


Courses offered:

MLitt Ethnology and Folklore 

1 year full time/2 years part time

MLitt Res

1 year full time


3 years full time/5 years part time



For more information please contact

Ms Alison Sharman, administrator

The Elphinstone Institute

MacRobert Building,

Kings College,


AB24 5UA


01224 272996