Gateway to Computer Science 2020 entry
The Gateway to Computer Science provides an alternative entry route, with built-in additional support, for Scottish students who meet some or all of the University's widening participation criteria.
In this programme, you will study some modules alongside first-year Computer Science students, and some modules unique to the Gateway course. These modules will focus on introducing relevant topics in computer science and mathematics, and other transferable skills.
With an excellent student to staff ratio of 12:1, the School of Computer Science is widely known for high student satisfaction ratings.
The School was ranked second in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2020 with a student satisfaction score of 92.6%. The School was also ranked first in Scotland by the Complete University Guide 2020 for high entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects.
The School also has an excellent reputation for the quality of its research in a wide range of theoretical and practical computer science. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) ranked the School second in Scotland for the quality of its research and research impact.
The School is committed to advancing gender equality and has been recognised by an Athena SWAN Bronze Award.
The University of St Andrews as a whole was voted top in the UK for student academic experience in The National Student Survey 2019 as 95% of St Andrews final year students were satisfied with the quality of the learning and teaching experience.
The University has secured a TEF Gold Award for the quality of teaching and the undergraduate experience.
Find out more about studying computer science at St Andrews.