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Film & Visual Culture and Gaelic Studies MA (Hons)

University of Aberdeen

Key Information

Course duration: 4 Years

Mode of study: Full time

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

Subject Ranking

Ranked 18th for English (View subject table)

  • Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

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    187
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

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    63.0 / 100.0
  • Student Satisfaction
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    4.15 / 5.00

Applying

UCAS Course Code: QW56

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 Gaelic at Aberdeen adds to your rigorous training in the history and theory of the moving image in the 21st century with an in-depth study of Gaelic, Scotland’s oldest living language. The language, intellectual skills and Scottish perspective you will add to your knowledge and techniques of cinema will give you an extra advantage for your future in arts, media, business or any other career, especially with a Scottish or international dimension.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.We have been teaching Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) and culture for a hundred years, led by teachers and researchers passionate about Gaelic and whose work directly influences Scottish policy on keeping Gaelic alive, healthy and important in Scotland today. Gaelic Studies at Aberdeen is the ideal combination of tradition, location, programme, quality and inspiring teachers for you as a beginner or native speaker to enjoy exploring Gaelic language, literature and culture and its place in our world today. Our students and staff play an important role in Scotland’s Gaelic-interest community through activities, networks and organisations. In addition to your film skills, opportunities for graduates fluent in Scottish Gaelic are very good. Teaching, Gaelic development, arts management and librarianship are all career options, and the commitment in Scotland to Gaelic broadcasting also brings graduate opportunities.

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
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Regent Walk King's College
Aberdeen
AB24 3FX
SCOTLAND

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