Student Accommodation

  • The university is investing in a new affordable housing development in St Andrews specifically for postgraduates and early career staff.

Postgraduate Fees

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
Classroom £6,800
Mixed -
Laboratory £6,800
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
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

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.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

2,710 postgraduate students in 2015–16:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 88%
  • Part Time 12%

Domicile

  • UK 36%
  • EU 28%
  • Other 37%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Historical & philosophical studies 220 325 550
Social studies 115 430 545
Business & administrative studies 20 470 490
Physical sciences 235 105 340
Biological sciences 135 185 325
Languages 60 125 185
Computer science 40 95 135
Mathematical sciences 35 45 80
Subjects allied to medicine 45 0 45
Mass communications & documentation 15 10 25
Creative arts & design 5 10 10
Medicine & dentistry 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study: