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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

2,080 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 85%
  • Part Time 15%

Domicile

  • UK 37%
  • EU 24%
  • Other 40%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & Management Studies 20 255 275
Politics 60 175 235
Biological Sciences 70 85 155
Chemistry 140 5 145
History 70 60 125
Theology & Religious Studies 65 60 125
Computer Science 40 80 120
Psychology 40 70 110
Physics & Astronomy 80 25 105
English 30 50 80
Philosophy 45 35 80
Economics 5 65 70
Mathematics 40 25 65
History of Art, Architecture & Design 15 45 60
Geography & Environmental Science 25 35 60
Anthropology 25 10 35
Classics & Ancient History 25 10 35
Librarianship & Information Management 0 30 30
Communication & Media Studies 20 5 20
Geology 10 10 20
German 5 15 15
Middle Eastern & African Studies 10 5 10
Iberian Languages 5 0 5
Italian 5 5 5
Anatomy & Physiology 5 0 5
Medicine 5 0 5
Linguistics 5 0 5
French 5 0 5
Music 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

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.
  • Additionally, there are various resources available to postgraduate students seeking funding, including options outside the university.
  • 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.