Coronavirus information and guidance

Prospective students

Medicine has been taught in the historic Scottish town of St Andrews since 1413.

Many students holding an offer are currently being affected across the world by the cancelling or postponement of examinations. We are of course monitoring this situation closely. We have a dedicated webpage for prospective students which we will be updating in the coming days with appropriate information relating to their offer:

Undergraduate courses

BSc Honours degree

St Andrews offers an integrated curriculum within a strong clinical context. In addition to exploring the foundations of medical science it encourages the development of the professional attitudes, ethical understanding and decision making skills required by the GMC's 'Outcomes for graduates'.

Graduates of the BSc Hons Medicine can progress on to one of the University's partner medical schools to complete their training as a doctor. 

ScotGEM (graduate entry programme)

The programme capitalises on the existing strengths of medical teaching in the universities of St Andrews and Dundee in collaboration with NHS Fife, NHS Tayside, NHS Highland, NHS Dumfries and Galloway and the University of the Highlands and Islands.

This exciting partnership enables the development of a truly distinctive programme. First and second year will be led by the University of St Andrews, with third and fourth year led by the University of Dundee. 

Medicine courses

Students practising clinical skills

Postgraduate courses

MSc in Health Psychology

The St Andrews School of Medicine MSc in Health Psychology is accredited by the British Psychological Society. The MSc in Health Psychology is a full-time course offering five modules from the School of Medicine and two from the School of Psychology, meeting the defined curriculum prescribed by the British Psychological Society.

Successful completion provides students with the Stage 1 professional qualification of Chartered Psychologist status.

MSc Health Psychology


MSc in Digital Health

The MSc Digital Health is a one-year interdisciplinary Masters degree. It explores how healthcare is being transformed through data analysis and digital technologies and provides students with the skills and expertise required for digital health careers.

MSc Digital Health

Postgraduate students in the preparation room

Postgraduate research

MSc (Res)

The MSc(Res) is a one-year full-time programme without taught components (students do not have to take or pass modules). Students work for a year with a designated supervisor (a member of academic staff) and obtain their degree based on the writeup of their research work as an MSc(Res) dissertation. The MSc(Res) can be a stepping stone to doctoral study.

MSc (Res) opportunities



PhD students at the School of Medicine are involved in scientific research covering a wide range of subjects within the School's four research divisions:

  • cellular medicine
  • infection and global health
  • population and behavioural sciences
  • education.


Submission of work or undertaking research for a Doctorate in Medicine (MD) degree at the School of Medicine is open to former medical graduates of St Andrews or suitably qualified current staff only.

Postgraduate research

Using a sequencer in the medicine research labs

Why St Andrews?

Not only does the University have a world-class reputation, it also offers a diverse range of social activities, including over 140 student societies and 50 sports clubs.