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Information for current postgraduates

The School does not publish hard copies of a handbook for postgraduate students (neither M.Sc. nor Ph.D). Instead, this material appears in this section of the website.

Information for prospective postgraduates

Describing the main postgraduate taught and research programmes offered in Mathematics & Statistics, including information about how to apply.

For postgraduate taught and research students

Information and policies

Essential reference pages for all policies and procedures in Mathematics & Statistics for postgraduate students, and key contacts within the School.

There is a university policy applying to both PGT and PGR students, which concerns the location where you are based during studies. The policy outlines the requirements of students to reside at a term address within a commutable distance from St Andrews during their studies unless formal permission has been granted for their study location to be outside St Andrews. Full details can be found in the Policy for supervisors and students in research postgraduate programmes.

Mathematics resources

Mathematical and study skills related resources.

Careers information

Some information about careers.

For postgraduate taught students only

Info for incoming MSc students in Statistics

Some specific resources for new MSc students in Statistics.

For postgraduate research students only

Annual review process for Ph.D. students

Information about the annual review process for Ph.D. students in Mathematics and Statistics.

Ph.D. students who teach

Information for Ph.D. students who teach.

Mathematics and Statistics staff handbook

The school handbook for staff has some additional information for postgraduate research students.

Postgraduate Director

Dr James Mitchell

Room 308 Mathematical Institute
North Haugh
St Andrews
KY16 9SS

Tel:  +44 1334 463722


PGT Coordinator             

Professor Clare Parnell

Room 321 Mathematical Institute
North Haugh
St Andrews
KY16 9SS

Tel:  +44 1334 463706


Statistics MSc Coordinator

Dr Carl Donovan

Room 113 The Observatory
Buchanan Gardens
St Andrews
KY16 9LZ                                    

Tel: +44 1334 461802