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

Political Film Censorship in Modi’s India: An Essay by Dr Dennis Hanlon and PhD Student Dr Sanghita Sen

There have been several high-profile cases of political film censorship in India of late.  Dr Dennis Hanlon and PhD student Dr Sanghita Sen examine them in a piece on Policy Forum.  ...

Congratulations to our Graduating Students!

We were delighted to see so many of our brilliant students celebrating at graduation. As always, we had students graduating from a range of degree programmes, including English and Film Studies, Film Studies and International Relations, and Film Studies and Psychology. Congratulations to all our students here (and to all parents […]...

Anita Loos Award winner

We are delighted to announce the winner of the 2015/16 Anita Loos Award for the most Outstanding Undergraduate Essay in Film Studies. From a highly competitive shortlist of six essays, the judging panel selected Sam Mills’ original and ambitious essay, ‘Shaping Physicality and Forming Rhythm: Technology, Gender, and the Pulse of Editing.’ Many […]...

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Teaching Blog

A Student Perspective on Joint Honours: Film Studies and International Relations

When I first came to St Andrews, I was a single-honours International Relations student who also too...

A Student Perspective on Joint Honours: English and Film Studies

In 2012, when I applied to St Andrews, there was not the option of taking a single honours degre...

Arriving from Abroad: A First Year’s Perspective on Film Studies

It is not easy to write about all my experiences in my first year, mainly because there is so mu...

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