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Film, Visual Culture and Arts Management, MLitt

University of Aberdeen
Program overview
12-24 months
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Start dates
January 2022

September 2022

January 2023

September 2023

Program description

Film, Visual Culture and Arts Management, MLitt

We live in an increasingly visual world. Images have both power and currency in contemporary society, and play a central role in shaping the world around us. From TV and advertising to social media and film, images form a part of our everyday lives. The MLitt in Film, Visual Culture and Arts Management develops your critical skills to both sort through and contextualise the images surrounding us. This programme offers hands-on, real-life experience to prepare you for future study or work in the world of images.

The MLitt in Film, Visual Culture and Arts Management offers a unique combination of research and practice. Students will learn and apply the main critical methods utilised in film and visual culture, and employ those methods in practice-based projects. The programme offers range of hands-on projects, including an opportunity to work in a local arts organisation and develop students individual portfolios to build a strong CV for work in the film and visual culture industry, as well as preparing them to go on to an academic career. This programme is ideal for those already working in the industry seeking further qualifications, or those new to the discipline seeking knowledge and experience.

Admission requirements

English Language Requirements

To study for a Postgraduate Taught degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:

IELTS Academic:

Overall - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0


Overall - 90 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

Overall - 62 with: Listening - 59; Reading - 59; Speaking - 59; Writing - 59

Cambridge English B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency:

Overall - 176 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the provider.

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Program content

Semester 1

Compulsory Courses

  • Projects in Film and Visual Culture

Optional Courses

Select a further 30 credit points from the options below:
  • On Documentary: History, Theory and Practice
  • Work - Based Placement in Film and Visual Culture
  • MLitt Special Study in Film and Visual Culture
  • Public Engagement for Arts
  • Marketing Management
  • Marketing Communications

Semester 2

Over the summer you will undertake a dissertation in Film and Visual Culture. This can be a research paper, a reflective research paper combined with a work-based placement, or a research-led practice-based project, such as a film, exhibition, or other arts project.

Compulsory Courses

  • Dissertation in Film and Visual Culture

Semester 3:

Compulsory Courses

  • Research Methods in Film and Visual Culture

Optional Courses

Plus 30 credit points from the following options:

FS5025 Work-Based Placement in Film and Visual Culture (30 credit points)

  • Museum Practice
  • Museums and the Digital World
  • Marketing Management
  • Approaching Literature
  • Performance Histories
  • MLitt Special Study in Film and Visual Culture
  • Contemporary Issues in Aesthetics

Tuition fees

  • EU / International Students: £19,400
  • Home / RUK: £9,200

Career opportunities

Career Opportunities

  • Arts Manager
  • Community Arts Work
  • Festival Organisation
  • Film Producer
  • Public Engagement
  • Web Developer

About this institute

University of Aberdeen

Founded in 1495 by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest and the UK's fifth oldest university. William Elphinstone established King's College to train doctors, teachers and clergy for the...

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Contact info

University of Aberdeen

King’s College
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
Scotland, UK

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