University of Dundee

University of Dundee

With over 16,000 students and 3,000 staff representing around 150 different countries across the world, the University of Dundee is a truly global institution.The University focuses on teaching traditional and professional degrees using innovative approaches and is ranked as one of the UK’s top 25 universities (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020).

Top reasons to study here

  • The University of Dundee is University of the Year for Student Experience 2020 (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020).
  • Recognised for excellent learning and teaching standards, the University of Dundee received a gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017.
  • A range of scholarships are available for students at the University of Dundee, including Global Excellence Scholarships of up to £5,000 per year of study.

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Established in 1881, University College Dundee had a longstanding relationship with St Andrews. The University of Dundee came into formal existence in 1967, and was then free to develop in its own way and become the outstanding institution it is today. 


The University of Dundee is organised into ten Schools containing multiple disciplines, each with an associated research centre or unit. The Schools are;

  • Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and 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 Nursing and Health Sciences
  • School of Science and Engineering
  • School of Social Sciences

Each School offers a variety of undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research courses in a wide range of subjects. Most courses are led by research, with students learning from those on the cutting edge of their discipline. 


Excellent research requires excellent ideas and the University of Dundee has some of the best researchers in the world developing ideas that make a positive impact and difference to the planet, the economy and the lives of people around the globe. The University’s expertise spans from artificial intelligence to global sustainability and in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), 76% of the University’s research was rated as world-leading. 

These diverse research areas allow for interdisciplinary working, enabling researchers to address many local and global challenges. As a student at Dundee, you will be part of a diverse and talented community, learning from those who are experts in their field. 


In the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, published in June 2017, 96.4 per cent of graduates from the University of Dundee were either in professional employment or further study within six months of graduation. 

Dundee has a dedicated Careers Service, offering a range of services to help students and graduates 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. 

There is also an online JobShop to help students search for part-time work, internships, volunteering opportunities and graduate employment. 

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.


Student services

A range of services are available at the University of Dundee which are designed to support students during their studies including: 

  • The Enquiry Centre, situated on City campus, is the central point of contact for any and all questions and offers support and guidance to students
  • Academic Skills Centre which helps students develop their academic skills
  • Support, information and guidance on student financial matters from the Student Funding Unit
  • Peer Connections, a mentoring and buddy scheme, helping students settle into university life
  • Specialist advice and practical guidance and support for all international students and their families from the International Advice Service

Housing services

Accommodation at the University of Dundee is guaranteed to all new entrants who apply by the deadline. 

There are four accommodation sites on or close to City campus - Heathfield, Belmont, Seabraes and West Park. All student accommodation at the University of Dundee comprises of single occupancy bedrooms, with en-suite shower and toilet, in self-contained flats of five to ten students. 

Each flat has its own kitchen, dining and living space with access to the University’s fast Wi-Fi.

The Student Support Team are available to offer advice and support to students, helping to ensure the best possible student residential experience. 

Library services

Dundee’s main library on City campus offers long opening hours (open until 2:30am in semester time and 24 hours a day during exams). Recently refurbished and upgraded, the library offers everything you would expect from a modern university library, including a café and relaxation areas, group study rooms with the latest technology, and flexible, creative spaces.

ICT services

The University has more than 750 computers for students to use on campus across its libraries, study zones and dedicated IT suites. Wi-Fi is also available throughout campus and student residences enabling students to connect to the network using their own devices. 

IT support is provided by the University Service Desk and is available to students seven days a week. 

Medical services

The University Health Service is available on campus and offers a range of health-related advice and services for students. These include a counselling service, sexual health clinics and advice on how to register with a doctor and dentist upon arrival in Dundee.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Dundee has three campuses – City, Ninewells and Kirkcaldy. With the majority of student accommodation on or close to campus, classes are never too far away.

Facilities available on City campus include Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA), the Institute of Sports and Exercise (ISE) and the Global Room, a social space that hosts events throughout the year celebrating traditions from around the world. 

City campus is in the heart of Dundee with the best shops, cafés, restaurants and bars within walking distance. There are also museums, art galleries, theatres, sports centres and beautiful green spaces close by. 

Sports facilities

The Institute of Sport and Exercise (ISE) offers a wide range of sports and exercise with facilities including a gym, exercise studio, squash courts, 25m swimming pool, sauna, sports fields and tennis courts. 

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

Student clubs

Located on the City campus, Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) is ranked the number one students’ union in Scotland (National Student Survey 2019), with facilities including bars, cafés, a nightclub and a convenience store. 

DUSA also supports over 190 student societies ranging from dancing to politics, and is no.1 globally for University Clubs and Societies (International Student Barometer 2018). 

Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom


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