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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, 2018

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2018

This University

15% Part Time
85% Full Time

All universities (avg)

48% Part Time
52% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2018


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2018

8,175 Undergraduate
2,035 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2018


School leavers


Mature students

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