Interdisciplinary studies

Learn across subject boundaries and develop practical skills with an interdisciplinary degree from St Andrews.

Interdisciplinary courses draw on experts material from across the University so students have a more rounded understanding of contemporary issues.

Four postgraduates talking to each other in St Salvator's Quad


Postgraduate taught

Postgraduate research

As a prospective PhD, MSc(Res) or MSt(Res) student, you will apply to work with an individual supervisor or supervisory team within a School or institute, and not a specific programme of study. It is therefore important that you look at staff research interests within the University and ensure that your project matches an existing area of research.

Please contact a supervisor in your research area to inquire about PhD opportunities.

“The interdisciplinary nature of the Graduate School is unique. Our lecturers come from all kinds of backgrounds including anthropology, international relations, economics, and management.”

- Virginia, USA


Top university in the UK

Guardian University Guide 2023

Scottish University of the Year

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

Third in Scotland for research, overall under GPA

Most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021)