King's College Crown TowerWelcome to the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture. The School is one of six in the College of Arts and Social Sciences. It brings together a broad range of arts and humanities disciplines, including Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies, English Studies, Modern Languages (French and Francophone Studies, Gaelic StudiesGerman Studies and Hispanic Studies), Language and Linguistics and Film and Visual Culture. The School welcomed the Department of Music and the Elphinstone Institute (previously within the School of Education) in September 2015, consolidating a number of links and collaborations established over the years.

The School is home to one of the largest undergraduate cohorts in the University, with around 1,000 students enrolled on our courses, and runs a diverse series of Masters programmes reflecting the research and teaching interests of its staff, including Creative Writing, Visual Culture, Translation Studies, English Literary Studies and Professional Communication. It has a long history of excellent research across all its disciplines, with English recognised as one of the UK's leading departments in the REF 2014 research assessment exercise.

The School's research strengths and interests are reflected in its various research centres. It holds approximately fifty academic posts, accompanied by a further fifty part-time and temporary staff (including language assistants), and is supported by ten administrative and secretarial staff. Whether a potential student, a fellow academic or an interested visitor, we would be delighted to answer any questions you may have about our activities.

Professor Edward Welch, Head of School and Carnegie Professor of French

Athena Swan Bronze Award Application

The School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture is preparing to submit an application for Athena SWAN Bronze in November 2016.

Dr. Amy Bryzgel and Professor Pete Stollery are the leads for the School’s Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team, whose members consist of:

  • Dr. Timothy Baker (Senior Lecturer in English)
  • Dr. Jonathan Cameron (School Administrative Officer)
  • Dr. Hazel Hutchinson (Senior Lecturer in English)
  • Ms. Therese McCloskey (Human Resources Partner)
  • Professor Patience Shell (Chair in Hispanic Studies)
  • Professor Peter Stollery (Chair in Music)
  • Professor Edward Welch (Carnegie Chair of French, Head of School)
  • Dr. Marsaili MacLeod (Lecturer in Celtic and Gaelic)
  • And student members:
  • Jasmina Zaloznik, PhD Candidate, Film and Visual Culture

For more information on the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture’s Athena SWAN initiative, please contact Dr. Amy Bryzgel or Professor Pete Stollery.

More information on Athena SWAN at the University of Aberdeen can be found here.