United College, St Andrews

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United College of St Salvator and St Leonard
Established1747; 274 years ago (1747)
MasterGarry Taylor
Location, ,
AffiliationsUniversity of St Andrews

The United College of St Salvator and St Leonard (commonly referred to as United College) is one of the two statutory colleges of the University of St Andrews in St Andrews, Scotland. It was founded in 1747 by the merger of St Salvators College and St Leonard's College when the University was in decline.

The College encompasses the Faculties of Arts, Medicine and Science and is headed by the Master of the United College. As of May 2017 the Master of the United College was Professor Garry Taylor.[1]

The college no longer functions as an administrative body and its use is purely formal. The other statutory college of the University is St Mary's College which encompasses the University's Faculty of Divinity. A third college, St Leonard's College was re-established in 1972 as a non-statutory college, which encompasses postgraduate and postdoctoral students.[2]


  1. ^ "Master of United College". Archived from the original on 9 February 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  2. ^ "College re-established" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2013.