The University of Dundee will celebrate 50 years as an independent university this year. Wewere founded in 1881 and became a college of St Andrews University in 1897. We then becameindependent again in 1967. We have recently been named the top UK university in the TimesHigher Education`150 under 50 2016’, a ranking of the world’s top universities under 50 years old.
We pride ourselves on offering a wide range of degree subjects at Dundee. In fact,you can choose from more than 220 undergraduate degree programmes. We are also one of the few places to offer the highly-respected Scottish Master of Arts (MA) degree which allows you to ‘pick and mix’ your modules across varied subject areas.
According to the Guardian University Guide 2017. We are top in Scotland for forensic science.They also rank us in the top 10 in Scotland for social work, dentistry, medicine, textile design,law, art, economics and physics. As you can see, we are highly rated across the board and you can find out more about specific course pages on our website
Research at Dundee has been ranked among the very best in the UK in the latest Research Excellence Framework. Over 30% of our funding comes from research and this helps us to produce world-changing solutions for health, the environment and the economy. We were also proud to be awarded the Times Higher Education 2015 Gold Award for Citations. This is only given to the top 10% of universities ranked in the key areas. As a result of our amazing performance in the STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering, and maths – we are to pin Scotland for research in this area.
We consistently have some of the best levels of graduate employment. In fact, 96% of our latest graduates were employed or in further study when surveyed six months after graduation. Our Careers Service offers you opportunities to enhance your employability through internships, work experience placements and CV writing clinics. Furthermore, our Centre of Entrepreneurship is run by students, overseen by staff and gives you the opportunity to develop your entrepreneurial skills.Learning a language and studying abroad are also great ways of boosting your employability. You can combine one or two languages from French, German or Spanish with many of our degrees, or take evening classes in 15 different languages.
Our Enquiry Centre is right in the heart of campus and can help to recommend one of our numerous support services such as:
Staying in university accommodation gives you the perfect start to your time at university and you’ll meet new people and make friends for life. Our accommodation is made up of around 250 self-contained flats. All the bedrooms are single-occupancy and are complete with en-suite high-spec shower room. The majority of our accommodation is on campus or just across the road.In our accommodation, our WiFi and super fast wired broadband will supercharge your study sessions and let you stay connected with friends. Each flat has a well-equipped kitchen and there’s a laundry on site. There are no hidden costs as all electricity costs, maintenance and personal property insurance are included in the price.
Our fantastic library facilities are open until 2:30am in semester time and 24 hours a day during exams. Our helpful library staff can also help you find the exact book that you want. There are libraries on several sites: the main library, the art library at DJCAD and Medical and Nursing Libraries at Nine wells Hospital, Fife Campus and Perth Royal Infirmary.
We have one of the largest WiFi installations outside of the US which allows you to stream films, TV and games at the same time and connect up to 15 devices to the network. Super fast WiFi is available throughout campus. Furthermore, Help4U, our Service Desk, provides IT support and advice by phone, in person and online from 10am to 10pm every day.
In the UK, you are covered by the National Health Service and the University Health Service provides a range of health related advice and services for staff and students. NHS treatment and prescription drugs are free. However you need to pay for dental and optical treatment(unless you are under 19 years old).
Our accommodation, library, teaching areas, students’ union and gym are all right next to each other. The city campus is in Dundee's West End, and you’ll find quirky bars,contemporary restaurants, cool cafés and independent shops nearby as well as the major cultural centres of Dundee Contemporary Arts and the Dundee Rep Theatre.
You’ll be a short walk from our two big shopping centres and a casual stroll away from both the train and bus stations. You’ll also find that your money will go a lot further around here.Dundee is one of the top 10 cities in the UK for affordability according to the Nat West Student Living Index 2016.
Our sporting facilities are highly rated and were picked as a pre-Olympic training venue. On
campus there is a huge state-of-the-art-gym with personal training room; two exercise studios; three glass-backed, competition standard squash courts; a designated strength performance centre; a specialised dance/indoor cycling studio; a 25m swimming pool with sauna; four floodlit, all-weather tennis courts; and two large indoor sport shalls. Our sports grounds are nearby and offer football, rugby and hockey pitches.Dundee University Sports Union has over 40 clubs and works to ensure all your sporting wants and needs are met. If there isn’t already a club for your sport, speak to them and they’ll help you set one up.
Our students association, DUSA is award winning and right in the heart of campus. DUSA has three eating places and a nightclub with well over 1000 capacity. They host weekly favourite ssuch as Skint, the club night that gives you chart hits and student anthems every Tuesday night. You can also become a member of one of DUSA’s many societies started by students for students. Why not take part and become a member of a sports club or get involved in student media or representation? There’s over 100 societies and they cover an exhaustive list of activities and interests.
Please see individual course-pages on the University of Dundee website for accreditation information for specific subjects.
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