Postgraduate Taught (Masters or MLitt programme)


The St Andrews MLitt in FScreen Shot 2016-12-15 at 9.09.09 AMilm Studies is a one-year Masters programme with some of the world’s leading film scholars in one the world’s most beautiful locations. The University of St Andrews is one of the highest-ranked research universities in the UK (top in Scotland), and consistently comes at the top of the list for student satisfaction.

Our Mlitt programme is a great way to complete an accelerated Masters degree in view of undertaking PhD study in film and media studies, either here or elsewhere. All MLitt students in Film Studies take part in two foundational courses co-taught by several Department members, where you will cover the salient theoretical, analytical and historiographical approaches to cinema up close with renowned specialists in their respective fields. In addition, students take topic courses designed to probe new directions in film studies. The programme culminates in a 15,000 word dissertation (Masters thesis) supervised by a staff member in the student’s chosen area of expertise.

MLitt students in our department also benefit from contact with a large postgraduate cohort (currently counting26 PhD students stemming from 5 continents). Postgraduate activities include regular research presentations by leading scholars, a prominent student-run academic journal (Frames) and a yearly postgraduate conference, as well as workshops, film screenings, activities and retreats.

For 2019-2020, the Department is offering a Russo Brothers Scholarship, which will award the successful applicant a full Home/EU fee waiver (equivalent to £9,000) for study in the MLitt programme during the coming academic year. All applications received before 1 April 2019 will be considered for the scholarship funding.

Please contact the department for more information: / +44 (0)1334 467473

Click here for the university postgraduate prospectus

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The Film Department is a tight-knit community that welcomes everyone warmly. St Andrews has helped me grow intellectually and as a person – I will miss this place when I have to leave!

— Lisa Theresa Koelle, MLitt student