International Gateway to Physics and Astronomy 2021 entry
The International Gateway to Physics provides a route into our degree programmes for talented people wishing to join us from some countries which may have less physics and maths education in school than in the UK and so do not meet our academic entry requirements.
In this programme, you will study some modules alongside first-year Physics and Astronomy students, and some modules unique to the Gateway course. These modules will focus on introducing relevant topics in physics and mathematics, and other transferable skills.
After successfully completing your first year, you will be able to progress from the Gateway programme to the second year of one of the degree programmes in physics and related subjects.
The School of Physics and Astronomy has an excellent reputation for the high quality of its teaching and research.
The School was ranked first in Scotland by the Guardian University Guide 2021 and the Times and Sunday Times 2020. It was ranked second overall (first in Scotland) in the Complete University Guide 2021.
The University of St Andrews as a whole was voted top in the UK for student academic experience in The National Student Survey 2020 as 92.7% of St Andrews final-year students gave the University top marks for the quality of the learning and teaching experience.
In the most recent (2014) Research Excellence Framework (REF), the School (in a joint submission with the University of Edinburgh) was ranked third in the UK for research quality.
The University has secured a TEF Gold Award for the quality of teaching and the undergraduate experience.
Find out more about studying physics and astronomy at St Andrews.