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What will I learn?

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.

Which department am I in?

School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

11 September 2023

Venue

Main Site

University Office,

Regent Walk King's College,

Aberdeen,

Aberdeen, City Of,

AB24 3FX, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

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.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen ranks in the top 160 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022).

  • Excellent graduate outcomes and employment prospects
  • Olympic-standard Aberdeen Sports Village and Aquatic Centre
  • Fifth oldest university in the UK
  • Study abroad opportunities through Erasmus

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