About us:
Located on the beautiful east coast of Scotland, and housed in a historic 600 year old University, the Department of Film Studies attracts students and scholars from around the world.
Prospective Students:
Film Studies offers a rich, exciting and diverse programme for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Current Students:
Students choose from a range of module options and become a part of the department's vibrant film culture.
Centre for Film Studies:
The Centre attracts international scholars, filmmakers and students to a diverse range of scholarly and cultural events.

Latest news

Alumni Update: Dr Chelsea Wessels (’14) to teach at Ithaca College, NY.

  Dr Chelsea Wessels ('14) has accepted a post as lecturer in the department of Cinema, Photography...

Alumni Update: Dr Matt Holtmeier to join Ithaca College (US) as Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Screen Studies

Dr Matt Holtmeier, who received his PhD in Film Studies in 2013, has accepted the position of Po...

New Appointment: Dr Michael Cowan, Reader in Film Studies

We are delighted to announce that Dr Michael Cowan will be joining St Andrews as a Reader in Film St...

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There are many invaluable opportunities for professional development, including editorial posts on the Department newsletter and cinema journal, organising conferences and symposiums, and teaching and lecturing experience. — Kathleen Scott, PhD Student