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University of St. Andrews
St. Andrews, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring,
Year (SH)
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Scranton applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring,
Year (SH)
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 04/15/2018 04/30/2018 09/10/2018 12/22/2018
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English Language Prereqs.: No prerequisites
Language Courses: French/Advanced, French/Elementary, French/Intermediate, German/Advanced, German/Elementary, German/Intermediate, Italian/Advanced, Italian/Elementary, Italian/Intermediate, Russian/Advanced, Russian/Elementary, Russian/Intermediate, Spanish/Advanced, Spanish/Elementary, Spanish/Intermediate
Fields of study:
Anthropology, Biology, Classics: Latin/Greek, Computer Science, Economics, Film Studies, Finance, Geography, History, International Relations, Literature, Management, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Theology/Religious Studies
Minimum GPA: 3.3 Eligibility-Class: 03 Second Semester Sophomore
Credits/Term: 12-18
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment
Housing Options: Residence Halls
Meals/Dining:
Dining hall/meal plan, Prepare own food
Program Description:

The University

Founded in the fifteenth century, St Andrews is Scotland's first university and the third oldest in the English speaking world. Teaching began in the community of St Andrews in 1410 and the University was formally constituted by the issue of Papal Bull in 1413. The University is now one of Europe's most research intensive seats of learning - over a quarter of its turnover comes from research grants and contracts. It is one of the top rated universities in Europe for research, teaching quality and student satisfaction and is consistently ranked among the UK's top five in leading independent league tables produced by The Times, The Guardian and the Sunday Times. According to the Sunday Times, St Andrews is "now firmly established as the leading multi-faculty alternative to Oxford and Cambridge."

Its international reputation for delivering high quality teaching and research and student satisfaction make it one of the most sought after destinations for prospective students from the UK, Europe and overseas. It is Scotland's most cosmopolitan university – a third of the student body of 7,200 is from overseas. It has a staff of 1,800 and maintains one of the strongest records in the UK for teaching quality, good degrees and student support. In the four years it has entered the UK National Student Survey, St Andrews has ranked as the top mainstream university for student satisfaction. As it prepares to celebrate its 600th anniversary in 2013, the University is pursuing a varied program of capital investment, including a New School of Medicine, the refurbishment of its Main Library, a new Biological Sciences Research Centre and the provision of new student accommodation.

Physically the University is closely integrated with the town; the modern purpose-built library and many academic Schools are located centrally. The growth in physical and mathematical sciences has been accommodated at the North Haugh on the edge of St Andrews. A modern sports center with adjacent playing fields and halls of residence are also located in this area.

St Andrews is relatively small, despite being a "city", with a basic population approaching 17,000. The University population (staff and students) numbers nearly 9,000. On average one in three people you see in the street have something to do with the University. You start to feel very quickly that you belong. For more information on St. Andrews University, please access their home page at: St. Andrews University.

St. Andrews

The University of St Andrews is located in the medieval coastal town of St Andrews. St Andrews is approximately three miles long with University buildings interspersed throughout. St Andrews (population in excess of 18,000) is situated on the east coast of Scotland, 50 miles north of Edinburgh, and enjoys mild summer sunshine with up to 18 hours of daylight which can be spent enjoying the fantastic beaches in St Andrews. Winter evenings can be long and dark with students sheltering from the crisp frost or blustery rain in the many inviting coffee shops in town. St Andrews has less rainfall than the western parts of the country but is prone to strong winds blowing in off the North Sea.

There are regular flights to Scotland from London, Europe and international destinations with Edinburgh serving as our nearest international airport (one hour away). St Andrews has access to excellent road and rail links which means students have the opportunity to travel throughout Scotland, the rest of the UK and Europe at low cost.

Modules (Courses)

At St Andrews, Exchange and Study Abroad students can choose to study in three of our four faculties: Arts, Divinity and Science. Non-graduating students cannot study in the Faculty of Medicine.

Within each faculty, academic subjects are grouped into Schools. Admission to our Exchange and Study Abroad programs is by faculty. Prospective students should research their Schools of interest and apply to the faculty which most suits their requirements. Students will take 60 credits per semester or 120 credits per year. The credits are equivalent to 15 University of Scranton credits per semester or 30 credits for the year.

Some of the disciplines available to study abroad students include the following: Art History, Biblical Studies, Biology, Classics, Computer Science, Economics, English, Finance, History, International Relations, Management, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Psychology, Theology and Zoology. More information on courses may be found by navigating to: St. Andrews Course Catalog.

Modules at first and second-year Level (1000 & 2000)  are known as ‘sub-honours’, while modules at third- and fourth-year Level (3000 & 4000) are known as ‘Honours’. Modules at St Andrews are worth 10, 15, 20 or 30  credits. Exchange and Study Abroad students can take  a combination of modules across the three faculties,  provided the timetables do not clash. At the University of Scranton a 10 credit class equals 2.5 University of Scranton credits a 15 credit class equals 4 University of Scranton credits, a 20 credit class equals 6 University of Scranton credits and a 30 credit class will equal 8 credits.

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching at St Andrews varies from traditional lectures and tutorials at sub-honours level, to smaller seminars and tutorials at Honours level. St Andrews students are expected to undertake their

own unsupervised independent study outside of their lectures, tutorials and seminars. This allows students to research their subjects in greater depth and develops their analytical and problem-solving skills. Assessment varies across the Schools, but is usually in the form of assessed coursework and exams at the end of the semester

Accommodation

The University of St Andrews is proud of the variety and range of accommodation on offer to students. The commitment to provide accommodation at a reasonable cost has been balanced with the need to maintain the properties and resource the improvements necessary to keep pace with modern standards e.g. a telephone in every room, a computer room in every residence, and the option for each room to be networked to the University system.

The accommodation options for single undergraduate students include both catered (with meals) and self-catering (cooking for oneself), in standard and en suite (with shower and toilet) rooms. Each Hall of Residence varies in size and character from the older buildings to the very modern.
Facilities

Each study bedroom is provided with a bed, wardrobe, desk, chair and bookcase or book shelving, duplicated for each resident in the case of a shared room. Less than a third of entrant undergraduate students are expected to share a room in their first year.

The residence fee includes central heating at set times, light and power, telephone line and data point, the house subscription as well as the provision and change of bed linen in catered residences. Each of the residential units has a coin operated laundrette the washing and ironing of personal laundry, a computer room and common room.

In the catered  residences, the individual rooms are cleaned. In the self-catered accommodation, the individual residents are responsible for cleaning their own accommodation and keeping the house in a presentable condition.

All catered residences, with the exception of Deans Court, provide 19 meals per week i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday to Friday, and breakfast and lunch on Saturdays and Sundays. There are no weekend meals at Deans Court.

All residences provide a vegetarian option. It is not possible to provide a vegan, halal or kosher option.

Each residence has its own dining room, common room and study areas. All of the residences are mixed-sex although there are single-sex areas in most halls. Each residence has a mixed community of students drawn from different years and faculties. More information on accommodation may be found by navigating to: Halls of Residence.