Taught course

Film and Visual Culture MLitt

University of Aberdeen · School of Language and Literature

Entry requirements

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Months of entry

January, September

Course content


If you are motivated by images more than words this programme is ideal for you. Film and visual culture develops critical skills and understanding of social and historical impacts within film and visual culture. You study film, photography, writing, digital media in the 20th and 21st century. The programme will interest you particularly if you have a professional background in visual arts and media.

Courses include: Introduction to Visual Culture and Theory, Narrative Within the Frame, Work-Based Placement in Film and Visual Culture, MLitt Special Study in Film and Visual Culture, Critical Analysis of Visual Culture, On Documentary - History, Theory and Practice, Work - Based Placement in Film and Visual Culture, MLitt Special Study in Film and Visual Culture, Sound Design for New Media and your Dissertation.


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Industry Links and Careers

You gain practical experience in the film industry or visual culture organisations and you can take part or attend in various research centres such as Centre for Celtic Studies, Washington Wilson Centre for Visual Culture, Grierson Centre for Textual Criticism and Comparative History, and enjoy the cultural experiences in the city with plenty of touring experiences being hosted in Aberdeen. Careers can include writing for cultural media, Arts Manager, Film Producer, Web Developer, Curator and associated areas or further academic career.

Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • The University provides a wealth of different cultural experiences for you to enjoy plus wider links with the city and region to ensure you make the most of your study period at Aberdeen. You can attend seminars and conferences or performances on site.
  • You can become an associate member of the GWW, University Centre for Visual Culture and enjoy a campus dating back to 1495 and up to the current day stunning Sir Duncan Rice library.

Quick Facts

  • Start Date – September, January
  • Delivery – Campus
  • Study Options – Full Time, Part Time
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Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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