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St Mary's College is one of the officially recognised and approved colleges for the training of Church of Scotland ministers. In the recent past, Divinity students at St Andrews have also included those preparing for ordination in the:

  • Church of England 
  • Church of Ireland 
  • Scottish Episcopal Church
  • Baptist Union of Great Britain 
  • Roman Catholic Church
  • United Free Church of Scotland. 

Study at St Mary's offers several special benefits for those considering ordination: 

  • the presence of other students with similar vocations
  • a particularly rich mix of local churches 
  • strong links with the main parish church in St Andrews where there are opportunities for involvement in worship leadership, youth work and pastoral care
  • a strong range of practical theology courses tailored to candidates for ministry, including modules on pastoral care, worship and preaching. 

Find out more about the BD (Hons) degree.