University of St Andrews
- Undergraduate Students
- International Students
- The University of St Andrews offers a broad range of postgraduate studies, with more than 1,500 postgraduates currently studying in one of our four Faculties of Arts, Divinity, Medicine and Science.
What do Postgraduate Students Study?
The 2,730 postgraduate students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:
Mode of study
- Full Time 88%
- Part Time 12%
- UK 36%
- EU 27%
- Other 37%
Numbers of Students by Subject Area
|Historical & philosophical studies||221||327||548|
|Business & administrative studies||20||469||489|
|Subjects allied to medicine||47||0||47|
|Mass communications & documentation||15||10||25|
|Creative arts & design||1||8||9|
|Medicine & dentistry||3||0||3|
Type of Qualification:
Postgraduate Fees and Funding
The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):
|Type of Course||Taught Postgraduate|
Bursaries and Scholarships
- St Andrews is committed to attracting the very best students, regardless of financial circumstances.
- Various bursaries and scholarships are designed to provide assistance to the best students from all around the world.
- As well as joining a long line of notable alumni and academics, postgraduate students are supported in their next steps by both the Careers Centre and the university alumni relations team.
- Taught postgraduate students have the opportunity to take part in the M-Skills programme, which helps students to develop their skills and make the most of the opportunities available whilst studying at St Andrews.
- The university also provides an extensive and award-winning generic skills development programme – GRADskills – for all of its early career researchers, including PhD and MPhil students.