Skip to content

Breadcrumbs navigation

Master of Arts (Honours) Film Studies


Film Studies single: First year
Code Module name Credits
FM1001 Key Concepts in Film Studies 20 AND
FM1002 Film History and Historiography 20 AND
Remaining credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year


Film Studies single: Second year
Code Module name Credits
^ FM2001 Modern World Cinemas 20 AND
^ FM2002 Film Culture, Theory, Entertainment 20 AND
Remaining credits from Levels 1000 and 2000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year
Choose a minimum of 80 Level 2000 credits

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass and have an average grade 11 or better in modules marked ^

Entry to Honours

Students who attain grades 11.0 or above at the first sitting in the requisite 2000-level modules and who meet all other programme requirements will be given automatic offers of entry into Honours programmes. Students permitted automatic entry to Honours will only be permitted to trail one module to a maximum of 30 sub-honours credits into Honours.

Some Schools permit qualified entry to Honours (see www.st-andrews.ac.uk/media/teaching-and-learning/policies/honsentry.pdf )

BSc / MA Honours

The general requirements are 480 credits over a period of normally four years (and not more than five years) or part-time equivalent, of which the final two years form an approved Honours programme of 240 credits, of which 90 credits are at 4000 or 5000 level and at least a further 120 credits at 3000 and/or 4000 or 5000 levels.


Film Studies single: Third year
Code Module name Credits
View list 120 credits from Module List: FM4000 - FM4899 (except FM4099, FM4794 - FM4797)
FM4102 Cinema and Politics 30
FM4104 Film and History 30
FM4106 War and Cinema 30
FM4107 Cinema and Nation 30
FM4108 Cinema and Media in the Digital Age 30
FM4109 Film and the Archive 30
FM4110 Images and Impact: The Uses of Film 30
FM4111 The European Crime Film 30
FM4112 Images of the Past 30
FM4113 Ecocinema: The Nature of Film 30
FM4114 Film Genres 30
FM4115 Sensory Cinema 30
FM4116 Stars 30
FM4117 Modernity and the Moving Image 30
FM4118 Film and Fashion 30
FM4120 Silent Cinema 30
FM4202 The Cinema in Eastern Europe 30
FM4204 Asian Cinemas 30
FM4206 Cinemas of India 30
FM4207 British Cinemas: Conventions, Subversions, and Outsiders 30
FM4208 City in Asian Cinema 30
FM4303 Documentary Cinema 30
FM4304 Film and Sexual Identities 30
FM4306 Feminist Film Studies 30
FM4308 Film Sound 30
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

Third and Fourth Year:

210 credits in 7 of: FM4000-FM4899 (except FM4794-FM4797);
30 credits: FM4099

With the permission of the Director of Teaching of Film Studies and the relevant Head of School a student may substitute 30 Level-4000 Film Studies credits for another subject.

Film Studies single: Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
FM4099 Film Studies Dissertation 30 AND
View list At least 90 credits from Module List: FM4000 - FM4899 (except FM4099, FM4794 - FM4797)
FM4102 Cinema and Politics 30
FM4104 Film and History 30
FM4106 War and Cinema 30
FM4107 Cinema and Nation 30
FM4108 Cinema and Media in the Digital Age 30
FM4109 Film and the Archive 30
FM4110 Images and Impact: The Uses of Film 30
FM4111 The European Crime Film 30
FM4112 Images of the Past 30
FM4113 Ecocinema: The Nature of Film 30
FM4114 Film Genres 30
FM4115 Sensory Cinema 30
FM4116 Stars 30
FM4117 Modernity and the Moving Image 30
FM4118 Film and Fashion 30
FM4120 Silent Cinema 30
FM4202 The Cinema in Eastern Europe 30
FM4204 Asian Cinemas 30
FM4206 Cinemas of India 30
FM4207 British Cinemas: Conventions, Subversions, and Outsiders 30
FM4208 City in Asian Cinema 30
FM4303 Documentary Cinema 30
FM4304 Film and Sexual Identities 30
FM4306 Feminist Film Studies 30
FM4308 Film Sound 30
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

Third and Fourth Year:

210 credits in 7 of: FM4000-FM4899 (except FM4794-FM4797);
30 credits: FM4099

With the permission of the Director of Teaching of Film Studies and the relevant Head of School a student may substitute 30 Level-4000 Film Studies credits for another subject.

With the permission of the Director of Teaching of Film Studies and the relevant Head of School, students may substitute 30 credits from another subject for 30 4000-level Film Studies credits.


Study abroad

In the case of students who spend part of the Honours programme on a recognised Study Abroad scheme, the Programme Requirements will be amended to take into account overseas courses which are approved by the relevant St Andrews School in the Learning Agreement (see www.st-andrews.ac.uk/studyabroad/outgoingstudents/AcademicInformation ).