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.

There are a number of opportunities for prospective postgraduate students to meet the Admissions team, both in St Andrews and elsewhere. Find out how to visit St Andrews or meet with a University representative.

A list of all Masters courses, including the MLitt and MSc programmes offered by the University, can be found online. Students who have already gained a good Bachelor's Degree may benefit from a taught course.

Research degrees include the MPhil, PhD, DLang, EngD, MSc (Res) and MSt (Res) and require either a good undergraduate degree for the Faculty of Science, or a Masters degree for the Faculties of Arts and Divinity.

Postgraduate studies at St Andrews are classed as either taught or research programmes. Discover which route would be best for you.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.