The aim of the Foundation Programme is to prepare students for undergraduate study in St Andrews, with a particular focus on developing the linguistic skills to write effectively. This in turn requires reading and research skills, and learning from lectures. The aim of the academic input is to broaden students’ general academic knowledge and develop critical thinking.
Students take three academic courses in each of the two semesters. Students taking the Management, Economics and Finance route will study subjects such as Management, Fundamental Maths, Economics, Finance and Coding. Those taking the Arts/Humanities route will choose from subjects such as International Relations, Philosophy, History, Management, Art History and Literature. The choice of subjects depends on timetabling, so some combinations may not be possible.