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.
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.
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The Graduate School for Interdisciplinary Studies
The Graduate School for Interdisciplinary Studies was established to foster interdisciplinary postgraduate education and scholarship. Students benefit from being part of a welcoming School that is wholly focused on understanding and meeting the needs of Masters students.
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