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Founded in 1413, the University of St Andrews has grown to become a world leader in education. With 600 years of teaching and research excellence, we continue to rank highly in both national and global league tables.
The University’s strive for excellence is what keeps us at the forefront of research and teaching recently ranked top in Scotland and third in the UK by the Guardian University guide 2017 with the Schools of Philosophy, Psychology, Physics, Computer Science, International Relations and Divinity – being ranked top in the UK and all other Schools being ranked within the top ten.
In the REF 2015 we ranked top in Scotland for our research, with Psychology and English literature, in particular being rated at 4*
Our postgraduate community comprises of 1,000 postgraduates studying within one of our four faculties of Arts, Divinity, Medicine and Science. It is a very diverse community with students coming from all over the world; making St Andrews a great mix of cosmopolitanism with a strong sense of community derived from its location in a small and ancient town. The unique scale of the University allows us to compete successfully for private and public funding for our path-breaking research while being small enough to provide individual attention to everyone who chooses to study here.
As a student at the University of St Andrews you will be expected to pay fees every year that you are in attendance. Fees may increase annually during the course of your study. The amount you will have to pay depends on the degree you are studying for and your fee status. Tuition fees for each postgraduate programme can be found on the course pages.
The University of St Andrews offers a number of different scholarships for postgraduate students from all over the world.
For further information on funding and scholarships can be found on the University website.
The University of St Andrews boasts an excellent reputation throughout the world, ensuring that our graduates have great appeal to employers. Postgraduate students will benefit from the University's Careers Centre, which offers students information and advice on graduate opportunities and careers.
Further information on Careers can be found on the website.
We offer specialist MSc Computer Science degrees in Artificial Intelligence, Networks and Distributed Systems and Software Engineering. We also offer the more general MSc in Advanced Computer Science, and part of the Erasmus Mundus MSc in Dependable Software Systems. These degrees provide the chance to study the most advanced topics in Computer Science in a vibrant community of world-class researchers, and require applicants to have a good first degree in Computer Science.
We offer MSc degrees in Human Computer Interaction, Information Technology, Computing & Information Technology and Management & Information Technology. These are open to graduates in all disciplines.
All of our MSc degrees follow a portfolio structure in which students take a designated set of core modules, together with a range of others selected from a common pool.
The study of English at the University of St Andrews has a long and distinguished history that is sustained in the scholarly, critical, and creative dynamism of today's School of English. In the present day, the School enjoys an international reputation as a centre for both academic research and literary creativity. In the 2008 RAE, the School had 70% of its research and writing rated as 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'. The School's richest inheritance, however, is its collegiality: we pride ourselves on our friendliness, and on our common enthusiasm for great literature.
Postgraduate students are an integral part of this research-intensive school. At any one time there is a community of more than 80 students reading for either MLitt, MFA, MPhil or PhD degrees in English. Research students' work covers the broadest ranges within English, American and Commonwealth literature, while taught MLitt degrees include Creative Writing, Mediaeval English, Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture, Romantic/Victorian Studies, Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Culture, and Women, Writing and Gender.
The hub of the postgraduate community is 66 North Street, an early nineteenth-century building entirely given over to English postgraduates. It offers benchrooms of networked computers for all postgraduates and shared office-space for more senior PhD students as well as a common room, kitchen and lovely private garden, all within five minutes' walk of both the School and the University Library.
All research postgraduates are associate members of at least one of the School's four research groups:
Medieval and Renaissance
18th Century, Romantic and Victorian
Modern and Contemporary
The School of Physics and Astronomy has major research areas in photonics, condensed matter physics, and astrophysics, both experimental and theoretical/computational. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise the School's research was rated joint second in the UK for physics.
The School of Psychology at St Andrews is a world class department with a long and distinguished history and excellent modern facilities. There are currently 27 members of academic staff all of whom are research active.
As well as succeeding in the 2008 RAE, the School was in the top category in each one of the previous research assessments. This was an achievement held by only three other departments of psychology, Cambridge, Oxford and York. The School has similarly been graded as ‘excellent’ (pdf) in each teaching review.
More Information can be found on our webpage: http://psy.st-andrews.ac.uk/