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

AHRC PhD Studentships 2016

The University of St Andrews is a member of the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities and through the AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership collaborates with seven leading Scottish universities to offer world-class doctoral training. The 2016 competition is now open and St Andrews is seeking candidates of great promise to nominate to join its world-leading research environment....

Welcome to new students

This is always an exciting point of the year for us as we prepare to welcome a new batch of students to St Andrews. We are especially pleased this year to welcome our first intake of Single Honours Film Students and to see such a strong cohort from all around […]...

Anita Loos Award

This year we introduced a new award in Film Studies. The Anita Loos Award for the most Outstanding Undergraduate Essay in Film Studies provides an opportunity for us to celebrate and reward the original and cutting edge work produced by our students. There were 9 nominees this year (from 9 […]...

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Teaching Blog

Conducting Research in the Department of Film Studies

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

A Guide for Film Students Moving into Honours

Congratulations! You’re half way through your degree and by now you probably have some idea ho...

How do we choose the films for ‘Key Concepts’?

One of the challenges when putting together our first year module ‘Key Concepts in Film Studie...

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