Research course

Film Studies

University of St Andrews · School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies

Entry requirements

A good first degree in a relevant discipline. A UK 2:1 or better or the equivalent international qualification is normally required

Months of entry


Course content

Film Studies intersects a broad range of fields (including literature, languages, philosophy, art, history, and politics). Students in Film Studies will develop intellectual, writing, communication and research skills, which are transferable across a diverse range of careers. While we focus on the academic study of film, there are multiple opportunities for students to develop practical expertise in all aspects of film production and exhibition through a range of extra-curricula activities supported by the department.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will be required to sit an appropriate test and achieve the required grades. IELTS 7.0 overall is usually required.

Fees and funding

UK students
Fees confirmed early 2017
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Secretary
+44 (0) 1334 467473