All our courses have explicit aims: to encourage critical thinking and a strong multidisciplinary approach to Management.
Our four-year Honours degree programme allows students to pursue a Master of Arts (MA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc) qualification in Management either as a single degree or a joint degree with other Arts/Science subjects. Modules taken in the first and second years of study provide a broad basis for subsequent specialisation and the flexible degree structure facilitates choice.
You may apply to spend the Third Year (Junior Honours) of a University of St Andrews Management degree abroad as part of the University's exchange programmes.
The School of Management welcomes Junior Year Abroad and Semester Abroad students.
Masters programmes are available in a wide range of subject areas to students who have completed their first degree and wish to develop their undergraduate field of study or pursue new challenges. Courses combine face to face teaching, personal research, regular classwork and a final dissertation.
The School of Management at the University of St Andrews is one of the UK's leading business and management schools, with a consistently high ranking in the Guardian's subject listings. (See News for updates.) We are proud of our distinctive identity as a smaller school focused on research and teaching of the highest quality. The School is research intensive and underpinned by a strong grounding in the social sciences. At postgraduate level, students can benefit from internationally-recognised research expertise, while still enjoying the benefits of a small and friendly institution.
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
The PhD is studied over three to four years (or, for UK residents only, six to seven years part-time). Students produce a thesis comprising no more than 80,000 words, excluding the bibliography and appendices. In the subject area of finance, students prepare PhDs by publication, with a thesis comprising four discrete papers published in scholarly peer reviewed journals, augmented by introductory and concluding chapters.
MRes (Masters in Research) Programme
The MRes programme equips you with core research skills and a wide knowledge of contemporary management thought. There is no direct application to this programme. The School will recommend enrolment to doctoral candidates on an individual basis. The MRes is recognised by the ESRC's Scottish Graduate School as part of a 1+3 doctoral programme.