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Direct entry

Some degree programmes in the Faculties of Divinity and Science offer the possibility of direct entry to second year, for appropriately qualified applicants.

The obvious advantage of direct entry is that you can complete your degree in a shorter time. The main disadvantage is that your flexibility to switch to a different degree programme is greatly reduced, and often completely removed. You should also be aware that the academic risks are greater; in particular, you will be taking assessments that affect whether or not you will be admitted to Honours, during your first semester of study.

See also: changing year of entry.

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Registry - Undergraduate

Walter Bower House
Eden Campus, Main Street

St Andrews
KY16 0US
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 4089/4219

Dr Stephen Tyre, Associate Dean Students (Arts and Divinity)


Prof Graham Kirby, Associate Dean Students (Science)


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