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About the University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews, based in St. Andrews, is a research university and Scotland’s oldest institution. 60 per cent of St Andrew’s postgraduate research activity was deemed world leading and 94 per cent internationally recognised. Postgraduate degrees are offered at the MLitt, MSc, M Res, MPhil, and PhD levels.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2019

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2019

This University

14% Part Time
86% Full Time

All universities (avg)

47% Part Time
53% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2019


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2019

8,525 Undergraduate
2,115 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2019


School leavers


Mature students

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