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Film & Visual Culture and Sociology MA (Hons)

University of Aberdeen

Key Information

Course duration: 4 Years

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

Applying

UCAS Course Code: LW36

15 January

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Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
GCE A-level: BBB For First Year Entry a minimum of 3 A Levels at BBB or 4 AS at AABB.For Second Year Entry a minimum of an A in the subject selected for Single Honours plus BB, or AB in the subjects selected for Joint Honours plus a further B.GCSE in English or English Language is also required.
SQA Higher: AABB Minimum of 4 Highers at AABB obtained at a single sitting or 3 Advanced Highers at BBB. Those seeking to qualify over two sittings will be expected to exceed this minimum.Also required: English at Standard Grade 1, 2 or 3 or National 5 at Grades A, B or C.
SQA Advanced Higher: ABB Second year entry may be possible in most school based subjects. A minimum of ABB overall in Adv Higher is required. Adv Higher at A in the subject selected for Single Honours or AB in the subject selected for Joint Honours.

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Fees

Home students: £9,250 per year
EU students: £1,820 per year
Overseas students: £15,300 per year

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The Course

Summary

Film & Visual Culture and History of Art at Aberdeen adds to your rigorous training in the history and theory of the moving image in the 21st century with a fascinating awakening of your ‘sociological imagination’. You will explore how the societies we live in shape us as individuals in all sorts of ways, with top-rated teaching and a culture of dynamic research that will give you the skills to be a sought-after graduate by employers in many sectors.Our unique Film and Visual Culture programme combines close analysis of visual objects and artefacts – analogue and digital, moving and still, underground and mainstream – with theories of visual representation, production and circulation. You will gain specialist knowledge and skills in the academic study of cinema, with an emphasis on building analytical skills in research and critical writing. You will also have the opportunity to develop skills in digital video production and web design.Sociology at Aberdeen will add insight into the lives and times of film-makers you are studying. You will explore how society shapes us as individuals in all sorts of ways and study sociology of the family, work-life balance, religion and society. You will be taught by experts in social movements, conflict and peace, religion and secularisation and global political sociology. You will become skilled in the social research methods used to gather the evidence to better understand aspects of society – such as observation, interviews, large-scale surveys or analysing the content of documents and videos. In addition to your technical ability, you will develop great skills in thinking critically and posing probing questions, which have tremendous value to employers, for example in journalism, marketing and advertising, social and market research, teaching, health services, social work, charities, and human resources.

Start Dates

  • 2 September 2019 at Main Site

University of Aberdeen

University League Table Ranking: 28th

The University of Aberdeen was founded in 1495; five Nobel Laureates are associated with the university, and 75% of its research was recently classed as internationally excellent (REF 2014). Aberdeen is a cosmopolitan city, with first-class sport and leisure facilities, a vibrant nightlife, miles of...

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Postal Address

School of Language and Literature
University of Aberdeen
University Office
Regent Walk King's College
Aberdeen
AB24 3FX
SCOTLAND

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