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About University of Dundee

Country the United Kingdom
City Dundee
Number of courses 316
Year founded 1881

The University of Dundee is one of Scotland’s leading universities, offering world-class degrees in a wide variety of subjects. The University has over 16,000 students and 3,000 staff, representing around 150 different countries across the world, making Dundee a truly global institution.

We are one of the UK's top 20 universities (Guardian University Guide 2021) and we have some of the best levels of graduate employment in the UK – in fact, we are 1st in Scotland for the proportion of graduates entering high skilled employment (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020). 



Dundee is a safe, multicultural city, and was revealed as the most affordable place for students to live in a study by international education provider Oxford Royale in 2021.

Dundee is perfectly situated for exploring other parts of the country. Dundee train station is only a short walk from our City campus, and offers direct services to Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and other cities across the UK. Flights to London are available from Dundee Airport, while major airports can be found in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Academic Strengths

 The University offers undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research courses in a wide range of subjects, with a focus on teaching traditional and professional degrees using innovative approaches. Most of our courses are led by research, with students learning from those on the cutting edge of their discipline.

The University of Dundee is split into ten different schools, each containing multiple disciplines. These schools are –

  • Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design
  • School of Business
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Education and Social Work
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Life Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Science and Engineering
  • School of Social Sciences

We are 1st in the UK for Creative Writing and we are in the top five for Forensic Science, Education, Medicine, Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacology & Pharamacy (Complete University Guide 2022).

Distance Learning

The University of Dundee has over 40 years’ experience of delivering distance learning courses.

Whether you are a professional looking to upskill in your own area or just want to learn something new, the University of Dundee offers over 70 undergraduate and postgraduate distance learning courses, with subjects ranging from Childhood Studies to Records Management.

Dundee prides itself on the quality and flexibility of its distance learning courses and has extensive connections with professional bodies, ensuring the professional courses on offer are current and recognised


English language

All courses at the University of Dundee are taught in English. If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you meet the University’s English language requirements for the course you have applied for. This can be done by taking a proficiency test such as IELTS, providing a previous qualification that confirms your English language level or passing the University of Dundee language course.

If you haven’t taken an English language test yet or don’t have a current valid test score, you can still apply for courses but any offer you receive will normally be conditional on meeting our language requirement.



Dundee’s dedicated Careers Service offers a range of services to help students and graduates to enhance their employability and pursue their career goals. Careers Advisers are available to support students at every stage of their degree and after they graduate, with one-to-one appointments, CV clinics and mock interviews on offer. The online JobShop is a resource available to help students search for part-time work, internships, volunteering opportunities and graduate employment. Other resources available include career planning modules and the Dundee Plus Award, which aims to encourage students to develop skills that employers look for and adds value to the activities students engage with outside of their degree.



The University of Dundee provides top-class facilities to give our students the best experience possible.
We have four libraries across our three campuses and more than 750 computers for students to use. The main library has silent, quiet and group work areas with the latest technology as well as bookable creative spaces and a café.
Our accommodation is made up of around 250 self-contained flats, each with a shared kitchen and dining space and single occupancy bedrooms, complete with en-suite toilet and shower.
The Institute of Sports and Exercise (ISE) offers a wide range of sports and exercise, with facilities including a 25m swimming pool, a state-of-the-art gym, all weather tennis courts and sports fields.
Our campus as a range of social spaces, including the Global Room, where students can relax. The Global Room offers a range of cultural events including Chinese New Year, Diwali, Holi and St Andrew’s Day celebrations. Throughout the year it is also host to quiz nights, food tasters and social mixers.

Student life

Our compact City campus is in the heart of Dundee. Everything our students need is within walking distance, with the best restaurants, cafés, bars and shops only a few minutes away.

Located on the City campus, Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) offers facilities including bars, cafés, a nightclub and a convenience store. DUSA also supports over 250 student societies, bringing together groups of students who all share the same interest. With the broad range of societies on offer, students can keep up with a current hobby or try something completely different. 

The ISE works closely with Dundee University Sports Union, offering more than 40 sports clubs for our students, ranging from traditional sports like netball and hockey to skydiving and Ultimate Frisbee.



University Contact Details:

Admissions and Student Recruitment
University of Dundee
Tel: +44 1382 383838

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Courses at University of Dundee

There are 316 courses listed from University of Dundee. These are displayed below in alphabetical order: