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Prospective students

Divinity - the study of theology and biblical studies - allows students and researchers to ask large questions about the meaning of life, and about the substance and formation of human belief; and it provides the analytical, linguistic, and textual skills to pursue those questions. These skills equip students for a wide range of careers, including public service, teaching, research and ministry. 

The School of Divinity teaches undergraduates and postgraduates in addition to a large cohort of students on PhD research degrees. It has a warm and close-knit community in which professors, lecturers and students work and learn together. Known also by its original designation, St Mary’s College, the School continues a tradition of study and research on, or around, this site that goes back to the fifteenth century. 

Studying at St Andrews

Over the last 600 years, the University of St Andrews has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading research and teaching centres. Today, we offer a flexible degree structure based on your choice of subject specialism or research, creating an environment which nurtures inquisitive minds and a culture of shared learning.