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Film & Visual Culture and Sociology
Film & Visual Culture and Sociology, MA
Film & Visual Culture and Sociology, MA

Film & Visual Culture and Sociology, MA

  • ID:UOA440128
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Month:£1,275.00
  • LivingFee/Month:£253.75
  • TuitionFee/Month:£1,275.00
  • LivingFee/Month:£253.75
Estimated Total/program:
£73,380.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

  • SQA Highers

Standard: AABB

Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required.

Minimum: BBB

Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will normally be required.

Adjusted: BB

Applicants who have achieved BB, and who meet one of the widening participation criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will be required.

  • A LEVELS

Standard: BBB

Minimum: BBC

Adjusted: CCC

  • International Baccalaureate

32 points, including 5, 5, 5 at HL.

  • Irish Leaving Certificate

5H with 3 at H2 AND 2 at H3 OR AAABB, obtained in a single sitting. (B must be at B2 or above).

English requirements

  • IELTS Academic

OVERALL - 6.0 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0

  • TOEFL iBT

OVERALL - 78 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

  • PTE Academic

OVERALL - 54 with: Listening - 51; Reading - 51; Speaking - 51; Writing - 54

  • Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency:

OVERALL - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

Course Information

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.

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Pathway Courses

International students who do not meet the direct entry requirements have the opportunity to complete the Undergraduate Foundation Programme at the University of Aberdeen International Study Centre. Upon successful completion you can progress to an undergraduate degree in Arts and Social Sciences with us.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

There are many opportunities at the University of Aberdeen to develop your knowledge, gain experience and build a competitive set of skills to enhance your employability. This is essential for your future career success. The Careers Service can help you to plan your career and support your choices throughout your time with us, from first to final year – and beyond.

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