University profile

University Of St Andrews

2020/21 edition

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About University Of St Andrews

St Andrews is an internationally recognised centre of learning and research.

Combining the best of our cutting-edge research, incredible teaching, outstanding student experience and 600-year history, St Andrews is a unique university designed to give you more than just an extraordinary education. We are consistently included at the top of the rankings, allowing you to progress your career, whatever stage you are currently at.

We think on a global scale and our students go on to have incredible careers in almost every part of the world.

Masters programmes

You can study over 100 Masters programmes with us ranging from business and management, economics and international relations, to biology, psychology, English, history and many more across our 21 academic Schools .

Our Graduate School for Interdisciplinary Studies also takes innovative approaches to teaching to prepare you for the 21st century workplace. These interdisciplinary programmes cover a broad range of topics using expertise from across the University to deliver outstanding programmes such as International Development Practice, Digital Health, Conservation Studies, Sustainable Development, and Gender Studies .

I chose St Andrews because of its reputation. My programme has helped promote my academic capability and has provided high-quality teaching.

Dong, (Chongqing, China)

Research degrees

Alongside our Masters programmes we also offer many research-based degrees. In these you either combine teaching and research (an MPhil, MRes or MSt/MSc by Research) or undertake a significant body of new research (PhD).


Choosing St Andrews opens up a world of possibilities for you. Our graduates can be found in careers all over the world, ranging from governments, NGOs, and civil services, to the world’s leading finance, consulting, tech and legal firms.

Whether you are developing skills with a specific industry in mind or looking for a way to discover where your talents truly lie, our careers and professional development services will work in tandem with your degree programme to ensure that you are in the best possible position to excel.

All our students engage with careers and personal development support As well as having the opportunity to connect with our vast range of alumni and industry connections.

Find out more about your graduate prospects.

How to apply

You can apply for all of our Masters programmes on our website.

Our Admissions team are here to support you throughout the process and will be happy to help you. You can contact us by emailing or calling +44(0)1334 462150.

Find out more about our entry requirements or English language requirements for international students.

Our tuition fees, scholarships and funding opportunities are updated regularly – you will find the latest finance information on our website.

The small class sizes mean you are able to get to know your peers and foster a real sense of community. There are plenty of opportunities to further your academic development that really help you to forge your own academic interests both within and related to your degree subject.

Samantha, (Aberdeenshire, Scotland)

Our location

There are few universities in the world with such a unique location as St Andrews. About an hour north of Edinburgh, the town from which we take our name is only two miles end-to-end. With a population of just over 20,000, our students make up almost half of the town, giving us an unparalleled sense of community.

Our location means we get to have the luxury of long sandy beaches and a rich cultural history whilst also having everything you need for global 21st century living. We are connected to best of Scotland’s cities and natural beauty as well as our nearest station (a 10 minute bus ride away) being on the main railway line to Edinburgh and London, and Edinburgh airport (an hour away) allowing our students to get to locations across the UK, Europe, USA, Middle East and China.

Find out more about getting to St Andrews

International students

Our students come from all over the world and from a broad range of backgrounds. We provide support for international students in a range of ways designed to support your needs. This includes helping you through the visa process and developing your academic use of English before and during your programme.

Contact details

01334 462150
St Katharine’s West
16 The Scores
St Andrews
KY16 9AX