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 a foundational course 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 a topic course 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.

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

Click here for the university postgraduate prospectus

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The Film Studies programme at St Andrews offers an intimate setting to study the history and theory of cinema.
Through a combination of core theory, technological history, and attention to the transnational, the programme
enriched my critical foundations and urged me to ask my own questions about the field.

— Allain Daigle, MLitt in Film Studies student