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.

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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 National Student Survey. The department received a 100% satisfaction rating, placing it first among the 79 similar programmes. We are delighted with the results, which reflect our dedication to ensuring that our undergraduates receive the very […]...

Frames Issue 12, Winter 2017 – Call for Papers

Frames Issue 12, Winter 2017 Innovation and Iteration: The Potential of Documentary In recent years, developments in digital technologies and social spaces have radically affected the ways in which documentary film functions. Challenges to and innovations within the field (for instance, digitally manufactured ‘realities’ and current questions of ‘truth’ in the […]...

Documentary Filmmakers Have Never Been More Important: Dr Leshu Torchin in The Conversation

Dr Leshu Torchin has followed up the DocSalon she hosted for the Edinburgh International Film Festival with a short item on the event and its discussions. At 800 words, it can barely scrape the surface of an event that not only overran its 90-minute slot, but led to continued conversation […]...

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Teaching Blog

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...

Student Staff Consultative Committee

The Student Staff Consultative Committee comprises students across our programme and staff from the ...

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