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

St Andrews Film Studies at the Edinburgh International Film Festival

Dr Lucy Donaldson and Dr Leshu Torchin are contributing to this year’s EIFF programme with an illustrated talk on horror and the return of DocSalon. In From Romero to Get Out, or: How Horror Helped Me Wake Up to the American Nightmare Lucy will deliver an illustrated talk that will […]...

Film Studies Recognised at Teaching Excellence Awards

Dr Lucy Donaldson has won a prestigious Teaching Excellence Award, one of only four awarded to staff across the University. The award, which is peer-nominated and peer-judged, is a fantastic and well-deserved recognition for Lucy’s work within the Department of Film Studies. The accommodation praised Lucy’s “inspiring” teaching and her […]...

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 […]...

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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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