University of St Andrews is Scotland’s first university and the third oldest in the UK. Since 1413, it has proudly upheld the tradition of academic excellence, attracting scholars of international repute and students from all over the world. St Andrews is one of the most popular and selective universities in the UK, ranked in the top four (The Guardian 2013).
The University operates a modular degree system. Modules are self-contained courses which usually run for one semester. At the start of each academic session alongside the compulsory modules of the chosen degree , students select additional modules from the Course Catalogue.
Students from the University of St Andrews have excellent graduate prospects on leaving university, 90% of them go on to employment 6 months after graduation (the best in the UK).
With 600 years of history, the University has developed many traditions making life in St Andrews unique. From scarlet gowns, May Dip and Raisin Weekend, students at St Andrews are fiercely proud of their heritage.
Most students rate the St Andrews experience very highly. This is partly because St Andrews has over 140 student societies-more than any other university in Scotland. Moreover, being at a small university, students have a real chance to integrate and to feel a sense of belonging.