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, in a relevant discipline. Applicants are asked to send a writing sample (in English) of between 3000 - 4000 words. This can be a previous essay or dissertation excerpt submitted as part of your degree studies.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme aims to expand the students' understanding and knowledge of the theory, aesthetics and practice of film.

What makes it distinctive is its focus on art and auteur film combined with a comparative study of mainstream cinema.

The programme explores film's relation to other arts and engages with various forms of moving image culture and digital media.

It aims to introduce students to Scotland's lively film culture allowing them to network within their field.

Fees and funding

Visit our Scholarships and Student Finance Office at www.scholarships.ed.ac.uk for information about funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 131 650 3030