Gateway to Physics and Astronomy 2020 entry
The Gateway to Physics and Astronomy 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 the Gateway entry year you will study some of the same physics and maths modules as students on the traditional entry route, and some modules that are available only to those on the Gateway to Physics and Astronomy programmes. The Gateway-specific modules aim to develop important academic skills within the context of astrophysics, physics, and mathematics study.
After completing your first year, you will be able to progress from the Gateway programme to the second year of one of a number of the traditional degree programmes in physics and related subjects. There are a number of scholarships available for students on this Gateway programme.
The School of Physics and Astronomy has an excellent reputation for the high quality of its teaching and research.
In the most recent (2014) Research Excellence Framework (REF), the School was ranked third in the UK for research quality.
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.