Taught programmes

Taught programmes at the University of St Andrews are usually available to students who have gained a good Bachelor's degree and are looking to further their knowledge in a particular subject. Taught programmes are offered by most Schools and include the following degrees:

  • MSc
  • MLitt
  • MRes
  • PG Certificate
  • PG Diploma
  • Conversion Diploma

You can find more information on all of the postgraduate qualifications offered by the University on the qualifications explained page.

St Andrews also offers a range of collaborative programmes and distance learning courses

For information on courses from previous years, see the programmes archive.


Other taught courses at St Andrews include collaborative programmes and distance learning courses.

Joint programmes and research ventures have been developed by the University in conjunction with with other universities in Scotland and Europe. These collaborative programmes offer the expertise of two leading institutions and form a unique postgraduate experience.

Some taught postgraduate courses are available to study via distance learning. These courses allow students who are unable to attend the University to study remotely, although they do take longer to complete than the equivalent full-time programme.