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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

Students will have the opportunity to write a dissertation on a topic of their choosing within Film and Visual Culture.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Mr Alan Macpherson

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Film And Visual Culture (FS) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Students will have the opportunity to write a dissertation on a topic of their choosing within Film and Visual Culture. The length of the Honours Film and Visual Culture dissertation must be between 7000 and 8000 words (inclusive of quotations, footnotes etc., but excluding the bibliography and filmography. Nor are appendices containing transcripts, corpora, questionnaires, or other supplementary information, included in the word count).  These word limits must be strictly adhered to. Unless special permission has been granted in writing by the Head of Programme, dissertations which exceed or fall short of these limits will be penalised by the examiners. Such permission is only given in very exceptional circumstances. Students may elect to include a practical element as part of their dissertation, which could comprise of a 10 to 20-minute film, and in which case they can submit a shorter written dissertation, 5,000-6,000 words in length.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

One 8000-word dissertation (100%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


Written feedback.

Course Learning Outcomes


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