Exploring the role film and visual culture plays in wider society.

Based in the School of Language, Literature, Film and Visual Culture, the Film and Visual Culture department offers a progressive approach to researching this influential and vibrant area of study. Our aim is to train students to become active participants in their own visual culture, as careful scholars and creative practitioners.

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Key Programme Information

At a Glance

Degree Qualification
MSc or PhD

Our Research

Embedded in the scholastic traditions of a university founded in 1495, our Film and Visual Culture programme combines interaction with top researchers, an attractive teaching environment and excellent facilities. Students can also elect to engage with practice-based work at MLitt and PhD level, utilising our Media Lab HD production and post-production facilities.

Film and Visual Culture plays an important role in the George Washington Wilson Centre for Visual Culture (GWW), which brings together researchers form across our university. The GWW acts as a vibrant hub for Postgraduate Research students engaged in visual culture research.

GWW’s members are keen to hear from potential applicants interested in pursuing a postgraduate degree (MLitt or PhD) related to visual culture.

Supervisors: Professor Amy Bryzgel (Head of Research), Dr Silvia Casini, Dr Katya Krylova, Professor Alan Marcus.

Entry Requirements

Applicants to the MPhil or PhD must provide a detailed research proposal and two academic references from their most recent academic institution.

International Applicants


The information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen.

Fees and Funding

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Contact Details

School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture
University of Aberdeen
King's College
AB24 3UB