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Collaborative programmes

The University of St Andrews has developed and strengthened partnerships with other universities in Scotland and Europe to offer joint programmes and research ventures. These collaborative programmes offer students the chance to benefit from the expertise and resources of two leading institutions and to enjoy a unique postgraduate experience.

We are currently running or recruiting students for a number of joint programmes with a number of institutions across Scotland.

International Master in Audiovisual and Cinema Studies

The MLitt in International Master in Audiovisual Studies (IMACS) is a two-year taught postgraduate programme where students spend two semesters at St Andrews and the remaining two semesters at one of the following partner institutions:

  • Birkbeck College London
  • Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
  • Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • Universidad Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
  • Università degli Studi di Udine
  • Università degli Studi Roma 
  • Université Charles-de-Gaulle Lille 
  • Université de Liège
  • Université de Montréal
  • Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
  • Universidade Federal de Juiz de For a
  • Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 
  • Universiteit van Amsterdam.

University of Bonn

The University of St Andrews and the University of Bonn offer an MLitt in German and Comparative Literature, a two-year joint degree, through the School of Modern Languages.

University of Dundee

The University of St Andrews collaborates with the University of Dundee on the following programmes:

Heriot-Watt University and the University of Strathclyde

The School of Physics and Astronomy offers an EngD Degree in Optics and Photonics Technologies.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

The University of St Andrews validates research degrees offered by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. On successful completion of their programmes of study, research students at the Academy receive an award from the University.

The Academy's subject expertise is distinctive and complementary to that of the University, its research ethos being based firmly on the centrality of performance in all of its activities. Research students are based at the Academy, but are also matriculated students of the University and have access to the resources of both institutions.

University of Stirling

The Department of Philosophy offers a graduate programme in Philosophy.