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University of St Andrews

Founded in 1413, the University of St Andrews has over 600 years of history and has consistently been ranked as one of the top three universities in the UK. 

Doing a Masters at St Andrews is not just about gaining an outstanding education, but also preparing for where you go next. Our extracurricular activities, skills development programmes and Careers Centre will help prepare you for your future, whatever direction you want to go in. 

GREAT Scholarships 2022

The University of St Andrews have three GREAT Scholarships available for the 2022-23 academic year for students from China (one), Ghana (one) and India (one) in all postgraduate degree subjects. 

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University of St Andrews

Key subject introduction

MSc International Development Practice

International development seeks to enable a global reduction in poverty and improvement in human health and wellbeing. On the MSc in International Development Practice, students will explore the theoretical and practical aspects of international development work.  The MSc in International Development Practice is distinguished by its interdisciplinary character and an emphasis on applied skills that will be of particular value if you are looking to follow a career in international development.

MLitt Gender Studies

MLitt Gender Studies is distinguished by its interdisciplinary character and by an emphasis on an intersectional understanding of gender.  Taught by experts from a pool of 100 academics from 17 academic Schools across the University it provides distinctive disciplinary perspectives on key topics in gender studies, including gender theory, masculinities, queer theory, and trans theory.  This enables students to develop a well-rounded, interdisciplinary understanding of gender studies and the ability to solve complex problems by critical understanding, analysis, and synthesis.

MLitt Global Social and Political Thought

Studying for the MLitt in Global Social and Political Thought, students will explore social and political ideas from around the world, the connections that link global thought traditions, and the ways in which those traditions continue to influence our world.  The MLitt in Global Social and Political Thought is an interdisciplinary degree with a global approach: it gives you an opportunity to study social and political thought, not just from Europe as is common in other universities, but also from societies across Asia, Africa, and the Americas.