English with Film & Visual Culture at Aberdeen gives you all the advantages of the UK’s second most highly-rated research hub for literature, language and creative writing, combined with rigorous training in the history and theory of the moving image in the 21st century. Aberdeen is the perfect university to kick start your career in the arts and creative industries with sought-after transferable skills being your passport to many other options. Aberdeen is a leading centre for the study of literature, language and creative writing, rated second in the UK for its research output. You will study poetry and prose through the dynamic relationship between author, reader and literary text, covering every period from Chaucer to contemporary English, Scottish, Irish, European and American writing. You will learn about the cultural and critical impact of powerful and controversial modern works. You will be inspired by enthusiastic teachers and researchers, themselves acclaimed authors and poets and be encouraged to develop your own creative writing skills. Our unique Film & Visual Culture programme complements this perfectly, exploring the history and theory of the moving image within the shifting terrain of 21st century visual culture, with close analysis of visual objects and artefacts – analogue and digital, moving and still, underground and mainstream – with theories of visual representation, production and circulation. You will gain specialist knowledge and skills in the academic study of cinema and the opportunity to develop skills in digital video production and web design. You will be perfectly prepared for a career in the film industry, broadcasting, publishing, new media, journalism, teaching and other related fields, core writing, research, and communication skills vital to many other careers.