Cultural and creative industries form a central element of the Scottish economy and play a key role in shaping the society in which we live.
- Learning Mode
- On Campus Learning
- Degree Qualification
- MSc, PgCert or PgDip
- 4 months, 9 months, 12 months, 21 months or 24 months
- Study Mode
- Full Time or Part Time
- Start Month
- September or January
Art and culture are integral to our daily lives, and the ways in which these are experienced are continually changing. Street performances, galleries, festivals, museums, documentaries or social media: there are so many ways in which audiences can be challenged by new ideas and images. This interdisciplinary programme is designed to explore the many ways in which creative materials can be brought to public view. With training in business methods and public engagement, and with the option of a practical placement project, the MSc Cultural and Creative Communication is ideal for anyone planning to go on to a career in the cultural and creative industries, or wanting to learn more about how culture happens in the modern world.
Available Programmes of Study
Cultural and Creative CommunicationQualification Duration Learning Mode Study Mode Start MonthMSc 12 months or 24 months On Campus Learning Full Time or Part Time September MoreMSc 12 months or 24 months On Campus Learning Full Time or Part Time January More
Cultural and Creative CommunicationQualification Duration Learning Mode Study Mode Start MonthPgDip 9 months or 21 months On Campus Learning Full Time or Part Time January More
Cultural and Creative CommunicationQualification Duration Learning Mode Study Mode Start MonthPgCert 4 months or 9 months On Campus Learning Full Time or Part Time January More
We will endeavour to make all course options available; however, these may be subject to timetabling and other constraints. Please see our InfoHub pages for further information.
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Additional Fee Information
- Fees for individual programmes can be viewed in the Programmes section above.
- In exceptional circumstances there may be additional fees associated with specialist courses, for example field trips. Any additional fees for a course can be found in our Catalogue of Courses.
- For more information about tuition fees for this programme, including payment plans and our refund policy, please visit our InfoHub Tuition Fees page.
The James Carnegie maintenance scholarship for postgraduate students is available with this degree.
Eligible self-funded international Masters students will receive the Aberdeen Global Scholarship. Visit our Funding Database to find out more and see our full range of scholarships.
How You'll Study
Teaching will be effected through a mix of seminars, lectures, practical work and work placement.
- Field Work
Assessments include written essays, research projects, presentations, reflective work, case studies and an individual dissertation project.
Why Study Cultural and Creative Communication?
- to learn about and apply theories of cultural and aesthetic communication
- to understand the place of culture and heritage in society
- to explore the relationship between artist and audience, and develop strategies for cultural dissemination
- to acquire more effective communication skills and public engagement methods
- to enhance organisational and management skills
- to gain practical experience of the cultural and creative sector
The information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen.
A 2.1 Honours degree or the equivalent in English Literature or a relevant cognate discipline in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
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English Language Requirements
To study for a Postgraduate Taught degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:
OVERALL - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 6.0; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0
OVERALL - 90 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 21; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21
OVERALL - 62 with: Listening - 59; Reading - 59; Speaking - 59; Writing - 59
Cambridge English B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency:
OVERALL - 176 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 169; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169
Read more about specific English Language requirements here.
You will be required to supply the following documentation with your application as proof you meet the entry requirements of this degree programme. If you have not yet completed your current programme of study, then you can still apply and you can provide your Degree Certificate at a later date.
- Degree Transcript
- a full transcript showing all the subjects you studied and the marks you have achieved in your degree(s) (original & official English translation)
- Personal Statement
- a detailed personal statement explaining your motivation for this particular programme
There are many opportunities at the University of Aberdeen to develop your knowledge, gain experience and build a competitive set of skills to enhance your employability. This is essential for your future career success. The Careers and Employability Service can help you to plan your career and support your choices throughout your time with us, from first to final year – and beyond.
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Information About Staff Changes
You will be taught by a range of experts including professors, lecturers, teaching fellows and postgraduate tutors. Staff changes will occur from time to time; please see our InfoHub pages for further information.
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