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

PGR Publication: Aakshi Magazine on the film ‘Fan’ (Maneesh Sharma, 2016)

St Andrews PhD student, Aakshi Magazine, has written a piece for DNAIndia on Shah Rukh Khan’s latest film, Fan. The link follows:  http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-schizophrenic-stardom-2205082...

Dr Tom Rice awarded Leverhulme Research Fellowship

The department is delighted to report that Dr Tom Rice has received a prestigious Leverhulme Research Fellowship for 2016-17. This extremely competitive one year award will provide Dr Rice with the research time and travel opportunities to work on his next book on the Colonial Film Units. The project, entitled […]...

Frames 9 is now online!

The new issue of Frames Cinema Journal "Breaking Labels" (co-edited by our very own Eileen Rositszka and Amber Shields) features a special roundtable discussion on Transnational Cinemas with leading scholars in the field (curated by Iain Robert Smith and Austin Fisher from the SCMS Transnational Cinemas SIG)....

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Teaching Blog

Researching on film history: A first year perspective

In 2015, the Department offered a research assistantship to a first year student who was tas...

Joe Russo: why film studies will help me become a filmmaker

For those of you who don’t know, Joe Russo is a big name in Hollywood. Alongside his brother, ...

Conducting Research in the Department of Film Studies

Pictured here is a snapshot of an interactive map exploring St Andrews’ cinematic history (full v...

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Upcoming Events

  1. Symposium: Surface and Substance: Reflections on the Male Star

    May 28 @ 12:15 pm - May 29 @ 5:00 pm