Social Sciences and Humanities (International Year Zero) - Intensive Study
Closed for applications
This programme is now closed for applications. Course information for January 2024 entry will be available in April 2023 when this course will reopen for applications.
January 2023 entry
This is an intensive programme, which allows highly qualified applicants to complete their International Year Zero studies in a single semester.
The programme is designed to equip students with the intellectual and linguistic skills appropriate to the demands of an undergraduate degree programme in the Faculty of Arts.
Students choose academic subjects related to their degree intention. Typical subjects include history, international relations, philosophy and psychology. If you are more interested in the scientific study of psychology, see the Science (International Year One) page. Teaching and learning experiences introduce students to their future degrees and possible future careers.
The University of St Andrews as a whole was voted top in the UK for student academic experience in The National Student Survey 2021 as 93% of St Andrews final-year students gave the University top marks for the quality of the learning and teaching experience.
Join a live question and answer session
The International Education Institute offers question and answer sessions (Q&A) to prospective International Foundation students who would like more information about St Andrews, university life and the application process at the University.