Interdisciplinary studies

Learn across subject boundaries and develop practical skills with an interdisciplinary degree from St Andrews.

Interdisciplinary courses draw on experts material from across the University so students have a more rounded understanding of contemporary issues.

Four postgraduates talking to each other in St Salvator's Quad


Postgraduate taught

Postgraduate research

As a prospective PhD, MSc(Res), or MSt(Res) student, you will apply to work with an individual supervisor or supervisory team within a School or institute, and not a specific programme of study. It is therefore important that you look at staff research interests within the University and ensure that your project matches an existing area of research.

Please contact a supervisor in your research area to inquire about PhD opportunities.

“The interdisciplinary nature of the Graduate School is quite unique. Our lecturers come from all kinds of backgrounds including anthropology, international relations, economics, and management.”

- Virginia, USA


University of the Year for teaching and student experience 

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

Top university in Scotland and second in the UK

Guardian University Guide 2020

First in Scotland for research quality across science and the arts

Most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014)