All applications are considered on individual merit, taking into account supporting documents, references and any relevant work experience. Should you have qualifications slightly below the required minimum or lack a suitable first degree, please feel encouraged to submit an application as only then can we make a fair and informed decision and we do not have an application fee! It should also be noted that individual academic schools and departments may require higher entry requirements.
The following information gives guidance on our general faculty entry requirements.
Admission to a masters/research programme is normally on the basis of a good bachelor's degree with Honours from a UK university (or its overseas equivalent) in a relevant degree or a relevant postgraduate qualification. Final overall grade examples include 2:1 (UK), 2:2 or B+ (Europe), 3.6 GPA (USA), 85% (China), 70% (India) - more details can be found using the Entrance Requirements Map.
Note: We do not require the GMAT.
The degree of MD (Medicine), requires a medical qualification that is recognised by the UK General Medical Council.
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English, must provide evidence of English proficiency - IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 600PBT/100IBT or Cambridge CPE grade C. Applicants who hold an IELTS 6.5 or 6.0 may be considered. In such circumstances, language training can be provided and applicants may be asked to attend the University's 4 or 10 week Pre Sessional English programme as a condition of admission. Further detailed information on English Language requirements can be found on our English Language Teaching Centre web pages.
If you are an international student who has been taught solely and wholly in English for the duration of your undergraduate degree (at least 3 years or more), it is unlikely you will need to provide evidence of English proficiency however this decision is made entirely at the discretion of the selection panel having considered your application and supporting documents as a whole. Where there is doubt, an IELTS/TOEFL score or language training will be required.
Applicants with Special Needs or Disability
Applicants with special needs should arrange for an assessment prior to taking up studies. All applications are assessed purely on academic merit and only after a decision has been made will the impact of a disability be considered.
If you are a student with a special need/disability and the University has not been made fully aware of your disability requirements prior to an offer of a place being made, it cannot guarantee that suitable resources will be available on the your arrival in St Andrews - although every reasonable attempt will be made.