IMACS: International Master in Audiovisual and Cinema Studies MLitt

University of St Andrews
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
St Andrews

About this program

IMACS: International Master in Audiovisual and Cinema Studies MLitt

This two-year MLitt degree offers a unique opportunity to gain comprehensive training in film and media studies while participating in a network of 15 leading programs in Europe and Canada.

Students enrolled in the program spend two semesters at St Andrews, and the remaining two semesters at partner institutions.

The International Master in Audiovisual and Cinema Studies (IMACS) MLitt is a two-year taught program run by the Department of Film Studies.

The program 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 film through new cultural, theoretical and historical perspectives.

This is the only international MLitt in Film and Media Studies in Scotland and one of only two in the UK. The IMACS program gives students access to 15 (including St Andrews) of the top film and media programs in Europe and the top film studies program in Francophone Canada.

Admission requirements

  • A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline.
  • English language proficiency.
  • Proficiency in at least one relevant language beyond English (Class C1 on European Framework).

The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content


  • Skills, Methods and Approaches in Film Studies
  • New Directions in Film Studies Research


Students choose two optional modules to complete their studies at St Andrews. Sample optional modules for Semester 1 include:

  • Colonial Cinema
  • Film Technologies and Aesthetics

Or, there is the option for students to take a fourth year undergraduate module, such as

  • Documentary Cinema
  • Film Sound

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


For more information about tuition fees, please visit our website.

Continuing studies

Many of our graduates continue their education by enrolling in PhD programs at St Andrews or elsewhere.

Career paths

A Film Studies degree opens doors to many careers including academia, creative industries, development, distribution, film festival and cinema programming, arts administration, media management, film and TV research, journalism, publishing, advertising, cultural entrepreneurship, non-governmental organisations, marketing, public relations and education.

Recent destinations include:

  • Adjunct Instructor, State University of New York at Oswego
  • Consultant for Propel London Media
  • European Tour Productions, IMG Media
  • Junior Assistant Producer.

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University of St Andrews

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KY16 9AX St Andrews

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