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

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biology, and the behavior of primates.

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    Aquaculture

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, nutrition, biology, and environmental science.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Art History

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Art History. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the historical development of art; the theory of art; art history research methods; the conservation of works of art; and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Biology

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Chemistry

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Classics

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Classics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of literature, history, philosophy, languages, and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Computer Science

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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    Cultural Studies

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture and globalization.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Economics

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    English Composition

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of English Composition. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of writing in effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays.

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    English Literature

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of English Composition. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of writing in effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Film Studies

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Film Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; the history, development, theory, and critical analysis of film; and the principles of filmmaking and film production.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Finance

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, accounting, and marketing.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Gender Studies

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Gender Studies. The program offers courses that focus on women's studies, men's studies, and LGBTQ studies.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    History

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    Human Resources

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the proper management and strategic approach required to recruit, train, develop and sustain employees in an organization.

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    Information System Management

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Systems Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the management of data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; cost and accounting information systems; management control systems; personnel information systems; data storage and security; business systems networking; report preparation; computer facilities; 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

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Technology. The program offers courses that focus on the design of technological information systems; computing systems; computer hardware and software components; algorithms, databases, and telecommunications; user tactics; application testing; and human interface design.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    International Business

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the law, the policies, and the regulations governing transnational businesses and commercial practices. The program offers a wide range of courses that provide students with insights into global economic and business climates.

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    International Relations

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the principles of International Relations, politics and international institutions. The program offers courses that focus on the study of 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

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of language development, and the relationship between languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective.

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    Latin

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on Latin as a language; ancient history; classical art/archaeology; and classical literature.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Management

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technology; business policy; and strategy.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Marketing

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; profit relationships; pricing theory; marketing campaigns and strategic planning; market segments; advertising methods; and sales operations and management.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Mathematics

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Medicine

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Medicine. The program offers courses that focus on the study of science and practices used in the detection, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, as well as pharmaceuticals and surgery.

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    Networks

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and technological principles in reference to the design of engines, machines, structures, and electrical systems.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Philosophy

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Physics

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Psychology

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Public Health

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Public Health. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public health biology and management, behavioral sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental science, and communications and informatics.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Software Engineering

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Software Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of scientific and mathematical principles to the design, analysis, verification, validation, implementation, and maintenance of computer software systems.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Statistics

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Statistics. The program offers courses that focus on the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, as well as the effective communication and presentation of results relying on data.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Studies in Law

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical study of law.

  • St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

    Theology

    GBP 19,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Theology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of anthropology, philosophy and history in relation to God, nature and religion.

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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) 97
  • 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 iBT 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.