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Study Facilities - The Roundel

Roundel ExteriorThe School of Divinity is justly proud of its postgraduate study facilities. The Roundel (pictured right) -- an historic, A-Listed 16th century building in the centre of St Andrews -- serves as a dedicated study centre for research postgraduate students in Divinity.

This facility includes: 

  • Study spaces for up to 50 postgraduate students.
  • Individual power points for computers, and sockets connecting to the University computing network.
  • Disabled access on the ground floor, with lift access to the first floor.
  • Common room, kitchens, office, garden and toilets.

User opinions

"The Roundel has been an immensely helpful facility for us postgraduate students. Not only does it provide a quiet and in most cases spacious place for focused study, the Roundel also provides opportunities for students to mix and mingle. This is important because a PhD program can be a rather solitary experience and the natural contact at the Roundel helps us to not feel so isolated. It also gives us an opportunity to be in conversation with one another and learn from one another as we share about the different projects we are working on,"

Gisela Kreglinger.

I can honestly say that the Roundel has significantly increased my entire academic experience at St Andrews. Having my own dedicated work space that is available any time, any day has resulted in much greater productivity. Just as important, the sense of community and camaraderie among my fellow postgrads has been greatly enriched now that we have a common space for work and for the all-important tea break,"

Jonathan Pennington.

Supervisor perspective

"The Roundel has been a great bonus to postgraduate life in St Mary's College. The Roundel is beautifully situated to overlook the sea and the ancient ruins of the Cathedral and is fitted out with the most modern of facilities and décor. Consequently, postgraduates in the theological disciplines are immersed in a comfortable and professional environment that enhances their sense of community and furthers their research in unique ways. I am not aware of any other University in Britain that provides study space for theology postgraduates to the level that the School of Divinity at the University of St Andrews is now able to provide. And as success breeds success, we look forward to an even higher academic profile and corporate presence for the postgraduates who will be coming to St Andrews to carry on their research with School of Divinity in future years. For them, the Roundel will continue to foster a productive environment of academic excellence."

Dr Bruce Longenecker

Contact details

St Mary's College
The School of Divinity
University of St Andrews
South Street
St Andrews
Fife KY16 9JU
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462850
Fax: +44 (0)1334 462852

Postgraduate Secretaries

Ms Elizabeth O'Keefe & Ms Barbara Fleming
School Office
+44 (0)1334 46 2826

Director of Research Postgraduate Studies (Current Students)

Prof Christoph Schwöbel (from 3 September 2018)
Room H305
+44 (0)1334 462849

Director of Research Postgraduate (Applications / Scholarships)

Prof Mark W Elliott (Semester 1)
Room H104
+44 (0)1334 462825

Prof James Davila (Semester 2)
Room A301
+44 (01)334 46 2834

Director of Taught Postgraduate Studies

Dr TJ Lang
Room T203
+44 (0)1334 46 2828

Distance Learning Officer

Dr TJ Lang (Semeter 1) 
Room T203
+44 (0)1334 462828

Dr Eric Stoddart (Semester 2)
Room A302
+ 44 (0)1334 462841



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