Prepare to become a medical practitioner or researcher. Gain the skills to further scientific research or work within the current healthcare environment.

At St Andrews, a highly supportive educational environment provides you with the necessary training to start your professional career.

Students practising clinical skills


Postgraduate taught

Postgraduate research

The School of Medicine offers PhD and MSc (Res) research degree programmes in medicine. Research interests within the School are typically divided into four areas: 

See current postgraduate research opportunities for information on available supervision topics and how to apply.

“It is important to me that medicine challenges me to think about what I am learning. I like that we get exposure to a hospital setting early on in the course as well as learning the different clinical skills that are involved. The University staff are amazing people - they are kind, helpful, friendly, and they care about you.”

Xu Xuan
Xu Xuan
- Penang, Malaysia