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About the course

The MLitt in Film Studies is a one-year taught programme run by the Department of Film Studies. The programme approaches the study of film through a varied intellectual approach, exploring cinema in a global context. You will discover filmmaking cultures outside the canon and examine classic film through new cultural, theoretical and historical perspectives.


  • The Department of Film Studies at St Andrews receives regular visits from high-profile film scholars, critics and film industry personalities, ranging from Joe Russo to Ian Christie, Patricio Guzmán to Thomas Elsaesser.
  • Students have the opportunity to present their work at the annual postgraduate student colloquium in May, at which a visiting professor provides them with feedback on their work.
  • The Film Studies

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Entry Requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline.

English language proficiency.

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Student Profile(s)


Studying here has taught me a great deal. The lecturers for Film Studies are excellent and I have learnt just as much from fellow students.
Since we all come from diverse backgrounds, our different viewpoints have stimulated many fascinating discussions in class and after.
The Film Studies 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.

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