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St Andrews Courses – 2023-24 Yearlong

If you have questions about the academics or courses available on this program, locate the Program Advisor to email them your questions directly.

Studying abroad can be a more meaningful and invigorating learning experience than at home—both inside and outside of the classroom. You may be more curious and alert than you usually are so use this heightened energy to enhance your studies as well as your cultural and geographical explorations. You may also encounter different teaching styles and course processes; be prepared to adapt and to learn.


USAC’s partnership with the University of St Andrews provides you with the rich opportunity to study at one of the top 10 universities in Britain. In general, students take 60 St Andrews credits per semester, which is equal to 15 U.S. credits in the semester system. The Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Divinity both allow students to enroll in 50-70 credits, and the Faculty of Science allows 55-75. Courses are typically 15 to 30 St Andrews credits each. Courses are subject to availability and approval of prerequisites which are determined by the University of St Andrews.

Fields of Study at the University of St Andrews:

Faculty of Arts

  • Art History
  • Classics
  • Economics and Finance
  • English
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Management
  • Modern Languages
  • Philosophical, Anthropological, and Film Studies

Faculty of Divinity

  • Biblical Studies
  • Hebrew
  • New Testament and Theology Studies

Faculty of Science

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Geography and Sustainable Development
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Psychology and Neuroscience

Courses of Interest to Study Abroad Students

  • The Castle in Medieval Scotland (1100-1500) (spring)
  • The Country and the City in Scottish Literature (spring)
  • The Medieval British Isles, 1100-1500 (spring)
  • Medieval St Andrews (fall)
  • Nationalism and Unionism in Modern Scotland (fall)
  • Older Scots Literature to 1560 (spring)
  • Scotland and the English Empire 1070-1500 (spring)
  • Scotland, Britain, and Empire (c. 1500-2000) (fall)
  • Scottish Music (spring)

Course Descriptions

To obtain course syllabi, click on the link(s) below and follow the prompts to specific course information. Please contact the USAC Advising department if you have difficulty finding the information.

Quick Details

2023-24 Application Cycle

  • Fall/Yearlong: Deadline has passed
  • Spring: Open
    • Deadline: October 1


Minimum GPA: 3.2

Minimum class standing: Junior (strong Sophomore applications may be considered)

Open to degree-seeking students attending a 4-year institution at the time of application

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Program Capacity

20 students



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