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

PhD Success: Congratulations to Diana Popa

We’re delighted to report that Diana Popa (supervisor: Professor Richard Dyer) has been awarded her PhD for her thesis ‘The Specificity of Aesthetics of Slowness in Contemporary Romanian Cinema’. Her examiners congratulated Diana for the productive and original contribution her work makes to the field, illuminating slow cinema and its variations in regards […]...

Funding Success: Shruti Narayanswamy Secures Paid Internship (SGSAH) with Glasgow Life

We’re extremely pleased to report that Shruti Narayanswamy has secured a paid internship with Glasgow Life. This is part of a very competitive SGSAH scheme and is both a really impressive achievement and a great opportunity. Shruti will be working with Dr Helen Watkins, the Research Manager for Glasgow Museums. […]...

Congratulations to Philip Mann on a Successful Viva: “Challenging Political Mythology: Representations of the Rural in Post-Communist Hungarian Cinema”

We’re delighted to  report that Philip Mann (supervisor: Dina Iordanova) successfully (and brilliantly, according to our sources) defended his Ph.D. thesis, “Challenging Political Mythology: Representations of the Rural in Post-Communist Hungarian Cinema.” His thesis provides a timely, methodologically sophisticated and expertly written account of a canon of recent ‘mythoclastic’ Hungarian […]...

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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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