University of St Andrews - Master's Degree

University of St Andrews, gets its name from the quaint town of St Andrews in Scotland where it is located. St Andrews offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs through its four faculties of Arts, Divinity, Medicine, and Science.

  • Average Tuition GBP 19,400
  • Acceptance Rate 38%
  • Students 8,645
  • International Students 47%
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

University of St Andrews, is Scotland’s first university and the third oldest in the English speaking world. Formed between 1410 and 1413, the University has a 600 year-old history. Over the years, St Andrews has established itself as one of the world’s leading research and teaching centres.

It’s notable alumni includes: Edward Jenner, pioneer of the smallpox vaccine; John Stuart Mill, philosopher and economist; Rudyard Kipling, author; Sir James Black, Nobel Prize winner in medicine; First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond; Prince William, Duke of Cambridge; Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Chris Hoy, Olympic cycling gold medalist.

Master Programs

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Anthropology

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

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    Aquaculture

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of social systems, social institutions, and social behavior.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Art History

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

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    Biology

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

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    Chemistry

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

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    Classics

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the literary culture of the ancient Graeco-Roman world and the Greek and Latin languages and literatures and their development prior to the fall of the Roman Empire.

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    Computer Science

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

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    Cultural Studies

    An interdisciplinary program that focuses on the analysis and critique of culture in its varied forms, including values, ideas, belief systems, and expressive acts, and the relationship between cultural forms, everyday life, and structures of power. Includes instruction in anthropology, communications, history, literary studies, philosophy, political economy, and sociology, as well as recent theories and methodologies such as semiotics, deconstruction, postcolonial studies, gender theory, and ethnography.

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    Economics

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

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    English Composition

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    English Literature

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Film Studies

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    A program in the visual arts that focuses on the study of the history, development, theory, and criticism of the film/video arts, as well as the basic principles of film making and film production.

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    Finance

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Gender Studies

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the defined areas, regions, and countries of the world; defined minority groups within and across societies; and issues relevant to collective gender and group experience.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    History

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

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    Human Resources

    A program that generally prepares individuals to manage the development of human capital in organizations, and to provide related services to individuals and groups. Includes instruction in personnel and organization policy, human resource dynamics and flows, labor relations, sex roles, civil rights, human resources law and regulations, motivation and compensation systems, work systems, career management, employee testing and assessment, recruitment and selection, managing employee and job training programs, and the management of human resources programs and operations.

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    Information System Management

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to provide and manage data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; select systems and train personnel; and respond to external data requests. Includes instruction in cost and accounting information systems, management control systems, personnel information systems, data storage and security, business systems networking, report preparation, computer facilities and equipment operation and maintenance, operator supervision and training, and management information systems policy and planning.

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    Information Technology

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the design of technological information systems, including computing systems, as solutions to business and research data and communications support needs. Includes instruction in the principles of computer hardware and software components, algorithms, databases, telecommunications, user tactics, application testing, and human interface design.

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    International Business

    An advanced, professional study of the law, policies, and regulations governing transnational business and commercial practices, including the specialized tax law related to international financial transactions.

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    International Relations

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Includes instruction in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, international law and organization, the comparative study of specific countries and regions, and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

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    Languages

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on language, language development, and relationships among languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective. Includes instruction in subjects such as psycholinguistics, behavioral linguistics, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, mathematical and computational linguistics, grammatical theory and theoretical linguistics, philosophical linguistics, philology and historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, phonetics, phonemics, dialectology, semantics, functional grammar and linguistics, language typology, lexicography, morphology and syntax, orthography, stylistics, structuralism, rhetoric, and applications to artificial intelligence.

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    Latin

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Latin language and literature from its origins through its decline and its current ecclesiastical usage, as a secular and/or theological subject. Includes instruction in philology, related Italic dialects, Late Roman and Medieval Latin, and modern Church Latin.

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    Management

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Marketing

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

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    Mathematics

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    Medicine

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of medicine, involving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses, injuries, and other disorders of the human body. Includes instruction in the basic medical sciences, clinical medicine, examination and diagnosis, patient communications, medical ethics and law, professional standards, and rotations in specialties such as internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, neurology, ophthalmology, radiology, clinical pathology, anesthesiology, family medicine, and psychiatry.

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    Networks

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the solution of practical problems.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Philosophy

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Physics

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Psychology

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Public Health

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares registered nurses to promote health and provide preventive and curative nursing services for groups or communities under the supervision of a public health agency. Includes instruction in community and rural health, family therapy and intervention, disease prevention, health education, and community health assessment.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Software Engineering

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific and mathematical principles to the design, analysis, verification, validation, implementation, and maintenance of computer software systems using a variety of computer languages. Includes instruction in discrete mathematics, probability and statistics, computer science, managerial science, and applications to complex computer systems.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Statistics

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of logical symbolic language and its applications.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Studies in Law

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals for the legal profession, for related support professions and professional legal research, and focus on the study of legal issues in non-professional programs.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Theology

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the beliefs and doctrine of a particular religious faith from the intramural point of view of that faith. Includes instruction in systematic theology, historical theology, moral theology, doctrinal studies, dogmatics, apologetics, and applications to specific questions of ecclesiastical polity and religious life.

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Rankings

  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 144
  • Complete University Guide (UK)
    Complete University Guide (UK) 5
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 92
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 301
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 120
  • The Guardian
    The Guardian 3

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 91
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 7.00
  • Minimum SAT 1950

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    Established in 1413

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    West Sands Beach in St Andrews – the town in which the University is located – was used as a location for the film Chariots of Fire (1981), the scene, in which several of the main characters run along the beach, has become widely recognised as one of the most famous scenes in British film history.

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          • Testimony
            2014-2018, Bachelor's Degree

            More than just a university

            I am currently a student at the University of St. Andrews and I can honestly say that it is more than just a university; it is an lifetime experience of culture and an education which will give me the best start in life. We have a variety of really diverse societies, an excellent careers department and a student body who love to be involved meaning we have the highest turn-out of votes for student elections in the whole of the UK. I would recommend the University of St. Andrews to any student.

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            2006-2009, MA

            Best decision I ever made.

            Transferring universities to St. Andrews was about the best life decision I ever made. Great atmosphere, great people, and a curriculum that was challenging. Can't imagine having gone anywhere else.

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            1973-1977, B Sc (Hons)

            A Magical Place

            The University of St, Andrews is a magical place to me. It is quite unique and an inspirational place to learn and to live.