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Scotland's first
university

St Andrews is Scotland's first university and the third oldest in the English-speaking world, founded in 1413.

Over six centuries it has established a reputation as one of Europe's leading and most distinctive centres for teaching and research.

Students walking along St Andrews pier (Photo: Ben Goulter)

Small town, big history

Six centuries of teaching make us the third oldest university in the English-speaking world.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings

World class

One of the world's top universities THE 2012-2013 Rankings and QS World University Rankings

Graduates

Internationally Scottish

A student community of 100 nationalities and Scottish University of the Year (The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2014).

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Research excellence

One of the world's leading research institutions.

Students using microscopes

Teaching quality

Committed to excellence in teaching.

Students celebrating the end of examinations

Satisfaction guaranteed

Consistently ranked one of the best mainstream universities for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey).

Students embracing during foam fight

The St Andrews Experience

An education for life.


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600 Years

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Highlights

The story of sound

Making Waves logoAn exhibition looking at the development of sound over the last 200 years runs at the Gateway Galleries from Saturday 15 March 2014 – Saturday 17 May 2014.

Making Waves: Innovation in the Science of Sound has been curated by students of the University’s Museum and Gallery Studies programme.

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