University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Film And Visual Culture

This course introduces the key ideas and debates which have shaped understanding of visual culture during the Twentieth and Twenty First Centuries. 2 core courses provide a grounding in theoretical perspectives and critical skills. Optional modules allow students to explore visual culture in different historical and cultural contexts, and include a practice-based pathway. Core courses prepare students for their dissertation project, which allows for the sustained investigation of a topic identified by the student working in consultation with their supervisor.

Entry requirements

Students are normally required to have a good 2.1 degree (or its equivalent) in a subject of relevance to visual culture (such as anthropology, art history, English, film studies, media studies, modern languages, sociology or theatre studies). Even if you have been educated in the medium of English you must meet our English Language requirements (certain countries may be exempted from this requirement). This programme requires that you meet the 'Postgraduate Standard' level of English proficiency. If you are in doubt about your proficiency in English, contact the British Council office or its equivalent in your country. If your first language is not English, it is important that your proficiency in English is good in order for you to study successfully at the University of Aberdeen. Without this ability you will find great difficulty in understanding lectures, producing written work and sitting examinations.

Course modules

Students take 1 core course in each semester: Introduction to visual culture and theory (semester 1); critical analysis of visual culture (semester 2). They also take an optional course in each semester, which explores different modes and forms of visual culture in a rangeof cultural and historical contexts. Students working towards an Master's complete a 15,000-word dissertation over the summer.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include essays, reports and other coursework. The Master's also requires a 15,000-word dissertation, while the diploma consists of coursework alone.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MLitt Part-time September 2016 - 24 months
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MLitt Part-time January 2017 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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