Daytime study

It is possible to study on a part-time basis during the day, alongside our full-time students. You would be undertaking the same classes and lectures and have a wide range of subjects from across the university available to you. Part-time students can take up to two-thirds of the workload of a full-time student, normally two modules per semester, and can take between 5 and 9 years to complete their degree programme.

Students wishing to study during the day will be required to hold recent qualifications, equal to our current full-time entry requirements for that subject.

General degree

The General degree route allows students to study a wide range of modules across a variety of disciplines, without having to specialise in any one area. This route allows more flexibility than an Honours degree and will be completed in a shorter time period, usually around five to seven years.

Honours degree

St Andrews offers Honours degrees in a wide range of subjects across the Faculties of Arts, Divinity and Science. Honours students will take a range of modules at the start of their studies before specialising in particular subject(s) in their final years. Honours degrees have more compulsory elements and will take eight years to complete.

How to apply

Applications for part-time study should be made directly to the University.

To do this, complete and return the Part-time study application form (PDF) to