Where are we?
St Andrews is a beautiful town on the East Coast of Scotland in the Kingdom of Fife. On one side of town there are the wooded hills of the Fife countryside and to the north and east the town looks out over a rocky headland to the North Sea. Founded in 1413, St Andrews is the oldest university in Scotland, and the third oldest in the UK. The population of St Andrews University (staff and students) is nearly 9,000.
St Andrews is located 5 miles from Leuchars rail station. Leuchars is approximately 1 hour from Edinburgh on the main line from London to Aberdeen and is served by regular trains from Edinburgh, London and elsewhere. London-Aberdeen sleeper trains also call at Leuchars. From Leuchars, St Andrews can be reached by bus (15 minute journey) or by taxi.
Film Studies is centrally located in two buildings on North Street. These have been recently refurbished and boast bright office spaces and a well-equipped teaching room, as well as excellent screening equipment. For all our Honours and Masters seminars, we have a newly refurbished and specially equipped facilities (including 3D projection) at the Byre theatre. Lectures and screenings for the Department of Film Studies take place in the historical heart of the University in School 3, St Salvator’s Quad.
The department is located next door to the local independent cinema, New Picture House, which screens popular films. Dundee, the closest city, boasts an excellent arthouse cinema at the Dundee Contemporary Arts centre.
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