Postgraduate study

The University of St Andrews offers a broad range of postgraduate studies, with more than 1,000 postgraduates currently studying in one of our four Faculties of Arts, Divinity, Medicine and Science. St Andrews is a remarkable and exciting institution which combines the cosmopolitanism of an international university with a strong sense of community derived from its location in a small and ancient town. The scale of the University allows us to compete successfully for private and public funding for our path-breaking research while being small enough to provide individual attention to everyone who chooses to study here. We believe we combine the best of the global and the local. We hope you agree.

Postgraduates at St Andrews can study either a taught postgraduate course, such as an MLitt, MRes or MSc, or programme of supervised research such as a PhD.

Discover why so many postgraduate students choose to study at St Andrews; from the strength of our reputation through to the support the University offers all students.

Find out more information about postgraduate tuition fees, financial assistance and scholarships at the University.

The University offers a number of accommodation options to postgraduate students, including specific postgraduate halls and 52 week accommodation.

The University is committed to helping postgraduate students achieve great things after their course has ended. The Careers Centre can help students with proposals, job applications and planning for the future.

We recommend that all potential postgraduate students visit the University on a specific postgraduate visiting day. International students may also meet a member of Admissions staff in their own country.

Find out about the postgraduate application process, including how to contact a programme supervisor, what documentation is required and the important application deadlines.

St Andrews has two postgraduate prospectuses - one for Taught courses and one for Research programmes. Both prospectuses are available for you to view and download in this section.

The entrance requirements for postgraduate students depends on where you studied your undergraduate degree, and which programme you are interested in.