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The Department of Film Studies caters for Undergraduate, Masters and Postgraduate research students. More specific information of use to individual cohorts can be found by clicking on the links.



Film Studies Secretary: Mrs Karen Drysdale (filmstudies@ / kd31)

Acting Head of Department: Dr Leshu Torchin (lt40) – S1, Dr Tom Rice (twtr) – S2

Director of Teaching (UG): Dr Lucy Donaldson (filmdot / lfd2)

Director of Research: Professor Dina Iordanova (di1)

Exams Officer: Dr Tom Rice (twtr) – S1, Dr Anuja Jain (filmdot / aj73) – S2

Honours Adviser: Dr Philippa Lovatt (pcl2)

Director of Postgraduate Studies: Dr Paul Flaig (filmdopg / pf49)

Sub-Honours Adviser:  Dr Elisabetta Girelli (eg51)


Most useful is the University’s student resource page.  In addition, there are:


MMS or the Module Management System is now a component of all modules.

Self Certification

In line with Permission to Proceed regulations, it is very important for students who miss classes to report the reasons for their absence on a Self-Certification Form. Please visit this site for instructions.

Student Support

Student Support Services offers confidential help for students in dealing with any problems and issues which may be affecting their studies.


For information on use of the University Library and Information Services, please see the Library website.

Students with Special Needs

Students with special needs or disabilities should contact the School Disabilities Adviser.  Please see the Student Support Services website for further details.

CAPOD: Centre for Academic, Professional and Organisational Development

CAPOD provides a wide assortment of opportunities and classes to support personal, professional and academic development for both staff and students.

Careers Advisory Service

The Careers Centre aims to provide careers information and guidance to current students and recent graduates of St Andrews.

Health and Safety

For details on Health and Safety for students within the University see the Safety, Support and Well-being pages.