Film Studies MA (Hons) 2021 entry
The MA (Hons) in Film Studies offers a comprehensive study of global film cultures. Film studies uses a variety of critical, theoretical and historical approaches to examine one of the most significant cultural and artistic forms of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The course critically examines the history of moving images across time and cultures, looking at a diverse range of topics from race on screen to activist documentary, from propaganda to digital media. Engaging with the industrial, institutional and cultural contexts of global cinema, as well as analytical, media-historical and political approaches to film scholarship, you will emerge with a powerful set of scholarly tools.
Film Studies at St Andrews was ranked first in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2021.
The University of St Andrews as a whole was voted top in the UK for student academic experience in The National Student Survey 2020 as 92.7% of St Andrews final-year students gave the University top marks for the quality of the learning and teaching experience.
The University has secured a TEF Gold Award for the quality of teaching and the undergraduate experience.
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Joint Honours degrees
You can take Film Studies as part of a joint Honours degree alongside one of the following subjects:
“The depth in which I am encouraged to think about and discuss film has improved my overall skills of critical thinking. The lecturers present us with texts and ideas outside of our usual frame of reference and encourage us to formulate our own point of view, even in contentious areas of debate. The work is hard but if you are studying something you are passionate about, it is more than worth it.”
Milo (Inverness, Scotland)