New Students

Welcome to the School of Language and Literature new students pages. Some useful information has been made available for new:

Please feel welcome to explore the pages via the appropriate links.

We are delighted that you have chosen to study in the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture and I can assure you that a warm welcome awaits you from staff and existing students here.

In our School, you can study for a degree in English, the Languages and Literature of Scotland, Language and Linguistics, Celtic & Anglo Saxon Studies, Gaelic, Film & Visual Culture, and Modern Languages (French, German, Hispanic Studies). In 2015, we welcomed Music to the School, building on collaborations which have developed over a number of years.  These programmes are enhanced by our cross-school interdisciplinary courses which are staffed by a wide range of inspiring teachers and I am sure that you will find courses from the rich variety available that match your individual interests.  Additionally, as part of Aberdeen’s Sustained Studies curriculum, the School offers a range of language courses, including Arabic, Mandarin and Swedish alongside French, German and Spanish.

Many events have been planned for you across the campus during Freshers’ Week but I would particularly like to draw your attention to the arrangements we have put in place to introduce you to your chosen subject area.

The School of Language & Literature induction sessions will take place at the start of Fresher's Week. Please also have a look at our School website where you will find some helpful information and advice as well as more information on what is on offer this year. Please note that you are very welcome at the induction meetings for courses even if you haven’t made up your mind about what subjects you’re taking yet.

If you have any questions about the courses you are taking, your first point of call should be the School Office (Taylor Building A13). The staff there are always happy to answer queries; if they cannot give you an answer themselves, they will be able to pass you on to someone who can.

Very best wishes for the years of study ahead.

Professor Edward Welch
Head of School and Carnegie Professor of French