Research at St Andrews

St Andrews brings together researchers from around the globe to explore and challenge the world around us. From local to international topics, our research spans from ancient history to modern scientific breakthroughs.

Research with us

The University of St Andrews is one of the UK’s most research-intensive universities and with its world-class facilities, it produces global-reaching research. If you would like to work with us at St Andrews, we offer a range of routes into joining the University through research, study and collaboration.

Featured case studies

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Tuberculosis trials accelerated by new biomarker

Discovery of a new biomarker allows researchers to quantify tuberculosis-causing bacteria in 98% less time.

16 May 2018

The truth about the Roman army

Research has led to more accurate representations of the Roman army, soldiers and gladiators in media, museums and reenactments.

16 May 2018

Statisticians aid wildlife management

Novel methods and software for estimating wildlife abundance help wildlife managers make better decisions.

16 May 2018

Wearable light source treats cancer

Research has led to the creation of a compact light source which provides a safe and convenient way to treat skin cancer and acne.

14 May 2018

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