Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture

Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture

Welcome to the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture. We look forward to meeting you very soon at our School and subject-specific welcome events listed below. More information is available on the School Organisations Site on MyAberdeen.

Postgraduate Taught

January 2023

Academic Induction

Induction information to be confirmed.

Please note that Masters in Music students will be contacted by the programme coordinator to arrange individual meetings.

Key Contacts

School Admin Team – Taylor Office
Email: langlit.school@abdn.ac.uk

School Admin Team – MacRobert Office – Music enquiries only
Email: musicoffice@abdn.ac.uk

Reading Lists

Reading lists for individual courses will be available through MyAberdeen later this winter. In the meantime, you can brush up your study skills and learn more about the University at our award-winning Toolkit website.

Assessment

Most courses will not be assessed by formal exams on campus, unless you are taking a course for which a formal exam is required by a professional body. We will use alternative ways to assess your learning throughout the term. These may include essays, exercises, and timed assessments. This will vary from course to course, and there will be specific details in every course guide at the start of term.

Practicals, fieldwork and placements

If your course includes practical sessions (for example in Music), we will aim to provide these in-person. If your course includes a placement in the UK, we will follow national guidance and health and safety requirements from professional bodies such as the GTCS. Languages students who are required to complete a period of residence abroad will receive guidance from the relevant Year Abroad Coordinator.

Undergraduate

September 2022

Academic Induction

During Welcome Week we will have the following welcome and academic induction events for our undergraduate students. These will provide an opportunity to meet key staff members and for you to ask any questions you may have.

Programme on Induction Events SLLMVC

 

Discipline

Day

Time

Room

Whole School

Monday 12 Sept.

 

 

10am-11am

 

12noon-4pm

NK6

 

Student Societies and academic staff available in Taylor Building. All welcome.

English Level 1

 

English Level 3

Tuesday 13 Sept.

 

Tuesday 13 Sept.

 

11am-12noon

 

2pm-3pm

Fraser Noble FN1

 

Taylor A21

Gaelic

Tuesday 13 Sept.

12noon -1pm

Taylor A21

French Level 1

 

French Level 2

 

French Level 3

 

 

Wednesday 14 Sept.

 

Wednesday 14 Sept.

 

Wednesday 14 Sept.

11am-12noon

 

12noon-12.30pm

 

12.30pm-1pm

 

 

Taylor A21

 

Taylor A21

 

Taylor A21

 

 

German

Friday 16 Sept.

 

11am-12noon

Taylor A21

Spanish & Latin American Studies

Thursday 15 Sept.

 

 

 

12noon-1pm

Taylor A21

Modern Languages Translation & Interpreting

Tuesday 13 Sept.

 

 

 

 

10am-11am

Taylor A21

Celtic & Anglo-Saxon

Thursday 15 Sept.

 

 

11am-12noon

Taylor A21

Film & Visual Culture

Wednesday 14 Sept.

 

 

12noon -1pm

MacRobert MR051

Language and Linguistics

Thursday 15 Sept.

 

 

10am-11am

Taylor A21

 

Music Students Only

Come and play

Tuesday 13 Sept.

BMus Year 1 students only

*Optional

10am - 11am

King’s Pavilion Main Hall – bring your instrument/voice

 

Come and Sing – Musical Theatre

Tuesday 13 Sept.

BMus Year 1 students only

*Optional

12pm – 1pm

MacRobert Building MR055

Carlaw/Ogston Music Entrance Scholarship Auditions

Tuesday 13 Sept.

BMus year 1 students who have applied only – individual times will be sent out nearer the time

 

1pm – 4pm

MacRobert Building MR055

Meet the staff

Thursday 15 Sept.

10am – 11am

King’s Pavilion Main Hall

 

Student Support Talk

Thursday 15 Sept.

 

 

11.30am – 12pm

King’s Pavilion Main Hall

Come and play Gamelan – Stina Homer

Thursday 15 Sept.

*Optional – Year 1 only

1pm – 2pm

2pm – 3pm

(repeat of session 1)

King’s Pavilion Studio – level 1

Come and sing – Faith Ockwell

Thursday 15 Sept.

*Optional – year 1 only

1pm – 2pm

2pm – 3pm

(repeat of session 1)

King’s Pavilion Main Hall

 

Throughout Welcome Week the School Offices will be open for enquiries:

  • All disciplines: A13, Taylor Building (10am-4pm) 
  • Music and Film & Visual Culture: MR003, MacRobert Building (9am-5pm)
  • Level 1 students are invited to join the LLMVC Facebook Group for new students. Contact the Director of Education, Dr Shona Potts, for details: s.potts@abdn.ac.uk for contact details.
Key Contacts

School Admin Team
Email: langlit.school@abdn.ac.uk

Reading Lists

Reading lists for individual courses will be available through MyAberdeen. In the meantime, you can brush up your study skills and learn more about the University at our award-winning Toolkit website.

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Teaching will take place in person, and we look forward to seeing you on campus for all lectures and tutorials. The School of LLMCV uses a wide range of assessments. These may include essays, online exercises, class test and exams. Types of assessment will vary from course to course, and specific details will be provided in course guides at the start of term.

Practicals, fieldwork and placements

If your course includes practical sessions or placements, you will find specific details in the relevant course guide. Languages students who are required to complete a period of residence abroad will receive guidance from the relevant Year Abroad Coordinator.

Postgraduate Research

As well as being a Postgraduate Research Student in the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture you are also part of a wider PGR community through the Postgraduate Research School

School Key Contacts

Dr Suk-Jun Kim
Director of PGR Studies
Email address: s.kim@abdn.ac.uk

Dr Julia Kotzur
School Administration Coordinator for PGR Studies
Email address: julia.kotzur@abdn.ac.uk 

Orientation

We are looking forward to welcoming you to campus to start your research journey with us. As a Postgraduate Research student, you will have the opportunity to attend a university wide induction in addition to your school induction.

The University of Aberdeen Orientation programme has been designed to take you through all of the essential information you will need for your student life. You can get started now by working through the interactive module.

Once you have registered you can access the remaining modules and complete your mandatory training programme through your bespoke PGR training platform on our virtual learning environment.

There will be a school welcome event for Postgraduate Research students on Wednesday, 28 September in The Sir Duncan Rice Library, room 224. This will provide an opportunity to meet Postgraduate coordinators and PhD supervisors. There will also be time to answer any questions you may have. Further details regarding the welcome event will follow in due course.

Audit Master‘s Courses

As a PGR student you may have the opportunity to audit Masters courses to augment your research training. Please discuss this with your supervisor and check out the postgraduate taught pages above.

The PGR School also offers a comprehensive training programme to support your research journey.

Timelines and Milestones

The PGR School training and development programme offers academic, professional, and personal development through a number of training workshops, resources and opportunities, all intended to support the PGR community at the University of Aberdeen.

Find out more here.