Physics and Astronomy (Gateway BSc) at University of St Andrews - UCAS

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Course summary

Over the last 600 years, the University of St Andrews has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading teaching centres. Today, we offer a flexible degree structure based on your choice of subject specialism, creating an environment which nurtures inquisitive minds and a culture of shared learning.

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






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Republic of Ireland

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University of St Andrews uses contextual data for applicants domiciled in the UK for fees purposes to indicate which of our academic entry requirements ( are most likely to be relevant. You can use the indicator ( on our website to tell you which category of entry requirements you will need to look at. All applicants must have attained the following qualifications, or equivalent, in addition to the specific entry requirements for individual programmes. 1) SQA National 5 (B) in English and one SQA National 5 (B) from the following: Biology, Chemistry, Computing science, Geography, Lifeskills Mathematics (A grade), Mathematics, Physics, Psychology. 2) GSCE (5 or B) in English language or English literature, and one GSCE (5 or B) from the following: Biology, Chemistry, Computing Science, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology. Applicants with other qualifications including other International or European qualifications should refer to our website for further information and country specific entry requirements All applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of ability to use English sufficiently well to be able to fully participate in and benefit from this course of study. The University accepts a wide range of language tests and language qualifications. Please refer to our website for further details and our current minimum English language requirements:

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £30160 Year 1
International £30160 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Home fees for 2024-2025 are yet to be confirmed by the Scottish Government but are expected to remain at £1,820
Physics and Astronomy (Gateway BSc) at University of St Andrews - UCAS