University of St Andrews
The University of St Andrews is Scotland’s first University. As a 600 year-old institution, we are known across the globe for our world leading quality and depth of research. For six centuries some of the world’s brightest and most promising students have come to study with us, enriching their future and ours while spearheading new developments and progress through research.
St Andrews is home to an international community of students from over 120 countries around the world. The global vision of the university is shared by its students, who go on to work in industries all over the world.
At St Andrews we pride ourselves on offering world-class teaching to all our students. Our small class sizes allow us to make sure students get the attention, help and support they need. The University’s research focus also means that you will be taught by leading experts in their fields – often by the very people who wrote the books you are reading.
Our consistently high rankings in both national and global league tables place St Andrews within the top 100 world universities. We have been named 1st in Scotland and 2nd in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2021 and are proud to be Gold rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework. At St Andrews, our students get award-winning teaching, an experience that is regularly voted among the best in the UK, and all in a setting like no other.
We host regular online information sessions where you can meet our admissions team and discuss student life at St Andrews from the comfort of your own home. It has never been easier to get in touch and find out more about what the University of St Andrews can do for you. Submit an information request to find out more.
Scholarships & funding
There are a variety of scholarship and funding options available, check university website for more information.
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Masters Programmes at St Andrews 29 January
Considering postgraduate study? Join us online on 29 January to find out where a masters from St Andrews can take you. Discover more about our postgraduate programmes and qualifications as well as what it’s like to be a student in St Andrews.
Why St Andrews?
- Programmes to launch your future: Over 150 masters programmes across a variety of subject areas. See our full range of courses on our website.
- A leading UK institution: Study for a postgraduate qualification at one of the UK’s top universities. Ranked first in Scotland (Complete University Guide 2021) and second overall in the UK (Guardian Good University Guide 2021), a qualification from St Andrews helps you stand out from the crowd.
- A student experience like no other: Consistently voted the best student experience available in the UK (the National Student Survey 2021) for 11 of the last 14 years, time at the University of St Andrews not only leaves you with a prestigious qualification, but also memories and connections to treasure for years to come.
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Why study at University of St Andrews
The University of St Andrews is situated in a truly beautiful location. Part of a seaside town it is a picturesque and inspirational location to pursue your studies, where you will have the thinking space needed to be your very best. As a smaller university our size is one of our greatest strengths with class sizes allowing for a close and individual learning experience and giving great access and support from your teachers.
Graduates of St Andrews are highly sought after by employers around the world due to our reputation for excellence. A qualification from St Andrews will help you reach your ambitions and kickstart your career.
Consistently ranked as the best student academic experience in the UK by students in the National Student Survey, your time as a student in St Andrews will be unique and rewarding, leaving you with a prestigious qualification, but also memories and connections to treasure for years to come.
Awards & Accreditations
Teaching Excellence Framework (2017)
At the University of St Andrews the entire town is your Campus. Our university and town are very closely linked and your classes and student life will take place in buildings all across the town of St Andrews. This gives our students a strong sense of belonging and community that makes for a unique and highly acclaimed student experience.
The Students' Association and societies will be the heart of your social life in St Andrews. With over 150 different societies focused around a huge variety of interests as well as over 50 sports and 100 different competitive teams, there will be plenty to keep you busy outside of your classes and lectures. The size of our town means you are never far away from friends, and great travel links make it easy to head over to one of the nearby cities for the day should the feeling take you. Our students make long-lasting friendships in the societies and activities they join, as well as interests and hobbies that stay beyond time in St Andrews.
With different types of accommodation to suit different student lifestyles, applicants to St Andrews can apply for shared rooms, en-suites, self-catered and catered options. From traditional buildings to the more modern, our student accommodation is comfortable and safe with each hall having a dedicated wardennial team who live onsite, ensuring there is someone available 24 hours a day.
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