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

Symposium ‘Archives, Activism, Aesthetics’, Glasgow 16-17 March

Philippa Lovatt in Film Studies has organised a symposium ‘Archives, Activism, Aesthetics in Southeast Asian Cinemas’, which taking place in Glasgow in partnership with Glasgow Short Film Festival on 16-17 March. Registration details and full programme are available here: https://glasgowfilm.org/glasgow-short-film-festival/shows/symposium-archives-activism-aesthetics Southeast Asian filmmakers have increasingly turned to archive footage in order to explore the relationship between the […]...

Funding Success! Dr Jennifer O’Meara and ‘Shaping Women’s Screen Voices’

We wish Dr Jennifer O’Meara congratulations on her recent funding success. She has received a Carnegie Trust Grant to travel to the Margaret Herrick Library to conduct research on her her project, ‘Shaping Women’s Screen Voices’, which explores the relationship between gender, vocal performance and film production practices and identifies […]...

PhD Success: Amber Shields ‘In-Between Worlds: Exploring Trauma Through Fantasy’

We are delighted to report that Amber Shields has successfully passed her viva for thesis, ‘In-Between Worlds: Exploring Trauma through Fantasy’. This is exciting work that opens up the field of trauma studies, which frequently upholds modernist fragmentation as the mode for expressing and representing trauma. Here we see how […]...

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Teaching Blog

Welcome new students

This is always an exciting point of the year for us as we prepare to welcome a new batch of students...

St Andrews Film Studies number one in the UK for student satisfaction

The Department of Film Studies at St Andrews claimed the top spot for its discipline in the 2017 Na...

Teaching Genre using Netflix

Earlier in the year, Dr Jennifer O'Meara contributed to the blog of Critical Studies in Television o...

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