Lifelong learning

The University of St Andrews understands that not everyone takes the same path when it comes to higher education. It is important that we provide flexible entry routes to ensure that opportunities to study with us are open to all those who have the potential, regardless of age or circumstance.

We have a dedicated team who can provide help, support and guidance to anyone considering taking the first steps back to education, and who continue to provide support once students commence study with us. There are a number of flexible degree options which are open to any individual interested in furthering their education, whether that be full time, part time or in the evenings. Whether you have already undertaken a higher education programme or you are completely new to university study, you can find a suitable course at St Andrews.

The General degree is an entry programme available to students coming to University with non-standard qualifications.

Entry options are available for mature or independent students who have been out of formal education for three years or more.

You can enrol on a module or modules as a non-graduating student, which means you will be awared the relevant credits without committing to a full degree programme.