Prospective students

The School of International Relations offers courses for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Students who join the School are welcomed into a warm and friendly learning environment. Students at St Andrews are proud of the School's excellence and expertise.

Highlights of studying international relations at St Andrews:

  • The School is the only one of its kind in Scotland and one of the few that exist in the UK.
  • Staff have an established reputation throughout the world for high quality teaching and research.
  • The School is ranked as the top International Relations department in Scotland and 1st in politics in the UK.

Studying international relations 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.