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English and Film & Visual Culture MA (Hons)

University of Aberdeen

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    QW36

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    29th

    1
  • Subject Ranking

    15th

    3 (English)
  • Entry Standards

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    163

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    67

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.50

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    MA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    07-SEP-20

Course Summary

English with Film & Visual Culture at Aberdeen gives you all the advantages of the UK’s second most highly-rated research hub for literature, language and creative writing, combined with rigorous training in the history and theory of the moving image in the 21st century. Aberdeen is the perfect university to kick start your career in the arts and creative industries with sought-after transferable skills being your passport to many other options.Aberdeen is a leading centre for the study of literature, language and creative writing, rated second in the UK for its research output. You will study poetry and prose through the dynamic relationship between author, reader and literary text, covering every period from Chaucer to contemporary English, Scottish, Irish, European and American writing. You will learn about the cultural and critical impact of powerful and controversial modern works. You will be inspired by enthusiastic teachers and researchers, themselves acclaimed authors and poets and be encouraged to develop your own creative writing skills.Our unique Film & Visual Culture programme complements this perfectly, exploring the history and theory of the moving image within the shifting terrain of 21st century visual culture, with 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 and the opportunity to develop skills in digital video production and web design. You will be perfectly prepared for a career in the film industry, broadcasting, publishing, new media, journalism, teaching and other related fields, core writing, research, and communication skills vital to many other careers.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

Grades / Points

BBB

Details

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.

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

29th

About this University

The University of Aberdeen is the fifth oldest university in the UK, with a beautiful medieval campus dating back to 1495. The university attracts international academics and students at all levels of study, both on campus and via distance learning. It offers one of the largest medical campuses in Europe, as well as the stunning Sir Duncan Rice Library with its panoramic views across the cosmopolitan yet compact city and its golden beaches.

Address

Main Site

University Office

Regent Walk King's College

Aberdeen

AB24 3FX

UNITED KINGDOM