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University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews offers a broad range of postgraduate studies, with over 1,000 postgraduates studying in one of its four faculties of Arts, Divinity, Medicine and Science. The scale of the university allows it to compete successfully to fund groundbreaking research, while being small enough to provide individual attention to its students. A new Graduate School boasts a range of interdisciplinary subjects and the university also offers collaborative programmes and distance learning.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

2,112 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 86%
  • Part Time 14%

Domicile

  • UK 39%
  • EU 24%
  • Other 38%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & Management Studies 15 230 245
Politics 60 160 220
Biological Sciences 90 75 160
Chemistry 145 5 145
History 65 70 135
Theology & Religious Studies 65 70 135
Computer Science 40 80 120
Physics & Astronomy 80 25 105
Psychology 35 65 100
English 35 60 100
Economics 5 75 80
History of Art, Architecture & Design 20 50 70
Philosophy 50 20 70
Mathematics 45 20 65
Geography & Environmental Science 25 35 65
Other 40 10 55
Librarianship & Information Management 0 50 50
Anthropology 25 15 40
Geology 15 20 35
Classics & Ancient History 25 10 35
Communication & Media Studies 15 5 20
Anatomy & Physiology 10 5 15
Education 0 15 15
Middle Eastern & African Studies 10 5 10
German 0 10 10
Italian 5 0 5
Medicine 5 0 5
Iberian Languages 5 5 5
Creative Writing 0 5 5
French 5 0 5
Linguistics 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 8,500
Mixed -
Laboratory 8,500
Clinical -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • The University of St Andrews offers a number of postgraduate scholarships each year. The availability of scholarships may vary according to the area of study and fee status.
  • The university also endeavours to provide financial advice and assistance to postgraduate students who are struggling with money worries.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • The university is investing in a new affordable housing development in St Andrews specifically for postgraduates and early career staff.
  • Accommodation for postgraduate students includes university-owned, university-managed, or private sector.
  • The university has a small selection of accommodation within halls of residences for couples; students with families will have to seek either university-managed properties or private accommodation.