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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.

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Programs

Bachelor's degree
Art & Design
Art History Delivery method Length Location
Art History MA Hons On campus 4 years St Andrews
Business
Finance
Financial Economics BSc Hons On campus 4 years St Andrews
Financial Economics MA Hons On campus 4 years St Andrews
Management
Management BSc Hons On campus 4 years St Andrews
Management MA Hons On campus 4 years St Andrews
Computer Science & IT
Computer Science BSc Hons On campus 4 years St Andrews
Engineering & Technology
Biomedical Engineering
Biochemistry BSc Hons On campus 4 years St Andrews
Health & Well-Being
Medicine
Medicine A100 BSc Hons On campus 3 years St Andrews
Medicine A990 BSc Hons On campus 3 years St Andrews
Scottish Gradaute Entry Medicine (ScotGEM) MBChB On campus 4 years St Andrews
Humanities & Culture
Classical Studies BA International Honours On campus 4 years St Andrews
Classical Studies MA Hons On campus 4 years St Andrews
Classics MA Hons On campus 4 years St Andrews
Persian MA (Joint Degree) On campus 4 years St Andrews
Anthropology
Social Anthropology MA Hons On campus 4 years St Andrews
Economics
Economics BA International Honours On campus 4 years St Andrews
Economics BSc Hons On campus 4 years St Andrews
Economics MA Hons On campus 4 years St Andrews
History
Ancient History & Archaeology MA Hons On campus 4 years St Andrews
Ancient History MA Hons On campus 4 years St Andrews
History BA International Honours On campus 4 years St Andrews
History MA Hons On campus 4 years St Andrews
Medieval History MA Hons On campus 4 years St Andrews
Medievel History & Archaeology MA Hons On campus 4 years St Andrews
Middle East Studies MA (Joint Degree) On campus 4 years St Andrews
Modern History MA Hons On campus 4 years St Andrews
Scottish History MA Hons On campus 4 years St Andrews
Literature
Comparative Literature MA Joint Degree On campus 4 years St Andrews
Political Science
International Relations BA International Honours On campus 4 years St Andrews
International Relations MA Hons On campus 4 years St Andrews
Psychology
Neuroscience BSc (Hons) On campus 4 years St Andrews
Religion & Theology
Biblical Studies MA Hons On campus 4 years St Andrews
Divinity BD Hons On campus 3 years St Andrews
New Testament MA (Joint Degree) On campus 4 years St Andrews
Theological Studies MA Hons On campus 4 years St Andrews
Sustainable Development
Sustainable Development BSc (Hons) On campus 4 years St Andrews
Sustainable Development MA (Hons) On campus 4 years St Andrews
Languages
Hebrew MA (Joint Degree) On campus 4 years St Andrews
Latin MA Hons On campus 4 years St Andrews
Arabic
Arabic MA Hons On campus 4 years St Andrews

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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

Gold Award

Teaching Excellence Framework (2017)

Campuses

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.

Student lifestyle

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.

Accommodation

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.

Reviews

Average rating 4.4

Based on 7 reviews.

Heather Gildie
(4)
All teaching staff are friendly and so understanding when you ask for help! I have really enjoyed this program so far and feel that each module is well tempered ability level so as it is challenging but not too overwhelming.
Priyansha Agarwal
(5)
In the months I have been taking this course, it has been extremely challenging yet taught in a way which is easy to understand. The professors and tutors have been very understanding and are definitely very knowledgeable.
Joel Beckles
(4)
As a Physics (BSc) student, I have found lecturers to be supportive and open to answering any questions or concerns I had. They have been quite accommodating during my remote study as well. Apart from lectures, the module consists of tutorials and workshops which give students an opportunity to work on questions and discuss solutions with their ...
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University of St Andrews

Admissions
St Katharine's West
KY16 9AX St Andrews
Scotland

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