The origins of the University of Dundee go back to 1881, with the founding of University College, Dundee. The College then had a 70-year relationship with the University of St Andrews before it became an independent institution in 1967. It is now a firmly established university, with a world-class reputation.
The University of Dundee is one of Scotland’s premier educational institutions offering world-class undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees in a wide variety of subjects. We offer courses in a range of subjects including law, humanities, engineering, business, medicine, architecture, education, psychology and life sciences to name just a few.
The University of Dundee has over 18,000 students, supported by over 3000 staff. Sixteen percent of the University’s students are international, coming from over 80 countries worldwide. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding support for students and we have been ranked number 1 in Scotland for student experience for the 6th year running (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey). Our students also enjoy the benefits of studying at a university consistently placed in the UK top 10 for graduate employment.
Dundee has the nicest climate of all of Scotland's cities, with more sunshine and lower rainfall. The city enjoys a spectacular scenic location on the estuary of the River Tay on the east coast of Scotland, with the Highlands to the north and St Andrews and Edinburgh to the south. The majority of students live on or near the campus and benefit from easy access to Scotland's beautiful countryside.
Our students enjoy the benefits of studying at one of the top 20 universities worldwide under 50 years old (Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 2015). Our international students also rate us very highly on student satisfaction - we have been ranked in the World’s Top 20 and number one in Scotland in the 2014 International Student Barometer (ISB), the largest annual study of international students in the world.
The University offers undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research programmes in a wide range of topics with a strong emphasis on the professions. This reflects Dundee's position as an innovative university in a city with several high-tech industries. We aim to ensure the relevance of our courses to the needs of the real world by involving distinguished practitioners from industry, government and the professions as lecturers or consultants.
Our main subject areas cover the following areas:
Art, Science & Engineering
- Anatomy and Human Identification
- Art and Design
- Engineering, Physics and Mathematics
Arts and Social Sciences
- Education, Social Work and Community Education
- Environmental Science / Sustainability
- Natural Resources Law, Policy and Management
- Biological Sciences
- Biomedical Sciences
Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing
Undergraduate degrees (i.e. Bachelor degrees)
Taught postgraduate degrees (i.e. Masters degrees)
Research degrees (i.e PhDs)
All courses at the University of Dundee are taught in English. You must have a very good standard of English in order to be successful in your academic studies. We require all students to provide certification of their English language qualifications. Where possible, you should send your certificate with your application. For further details of the specific English language requirements, please visit our English language requirements page.
Dundee's dedicated Careers Service offers support in areas such as career guidance, job seeking strategies, applications and interviews. The Careers Service also offers opportunities such as Project ISIS (Internships in Scotland for International Students), which helps international students obtain internships, usually over the Easter or summer holidays and the UK's first Internship Graduate Certificate. This course allows graduates greater access to industry after the end of their studies, with a six-month placement at a high-profile employer in Scotland.
The University of Dundee has it all: modern teaching facilities, library, accommodation, sports and social areas - all within a compact, self-contained campus only 5 minutes walk from the city centre. This helps to create a sense of community and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
The city of Dundee is very student-orientated, with excellent cultural, social and shopping facilities. All Scotland's foremost historic sites are within easy reach and the major cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh can be reached by a one-hour train journey.
Our self-contained city campus is a major reason why students find studying at Dundee such an enjoyable experience. It offers the best of both worlds, as every aspect of student life is on the city campus, from studying to the students' union to sports facilities and accommodation.
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University of Dundee
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