Taught course

Film Studies

University of Edinburgh · School of Literature, Languages and Cultures

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.

Multidisciplinary and comparative approaches are key aspects of film studies and we therefore welcome students coming from areas of study other than film.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

This unique and stimulating programme allows you to explore crucial concepts in the development of film theory and film-philosophy with an emphasis on auteur cinema.

We aim to give our students the opportunity to engage seriously with the analysis of film.

No prior philosophical training is necessary, but a love of cinema and an appreciation of its importance as an art form and critical medium is crucial. Edinburgh is an ideal environment for the study of cinema: we are home to the world-renowned Edinburgh International Film Festival, first-rate art house cinemas, a lively film culture and many job opportunities.

The MSc Film Studies is designed to make you familiar with the major concepts and theories of film but also to explore the burgeoning field of film-philosophy.

The programme will provide you with the analytical and critical tools for the investigation of individual films and the opportunity to discuss these in relation to specific movements and genres as well as contexts of production and reception.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0)131 650 4465