University of Dundee

University of Dundee

The University of Dundee focuses on teaching traditional and professional degrees using innovative approaches and we are one of the top 200 universities for graduate employment rate (QS World University rankings 2022). With over 16,000 students and 3,000 staff representing over 145 different countries across the world, the University of Dundee is a truly global institution. 

Top reasons to study here

  • The University of Dundee is 1st in Scotland for the proportion of graduates who agree their activity is on track with their future plans.
  • Recognised for excellent learning and teaching standards, the University of Dundee has been given a 5 star rating by QS Quacquarelli Symonds.
  • 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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About

History

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

Education

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 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. 

Research

Excellent research requires excellent ideas and Dundee’s research is highly rated by the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2022), which assesses the quality and impact of research submitted by universities across the UK. Dundee was, once again, named the top UK University for biological sciences, and achieved excellent results across disciplinary clusters of Mathematical Sciences, Computer Science and Informatics, and Engineering – all of which ranked in the UK top 30. Furthermore, 84% of the University’s research was found to be ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

Career

The University of Dundee has some of the best levels of graduate employment in the UK and is 1st in Scotland for graduate prospects for the proportion of graduates who agree that their activity is on track with their future plans (Complete University Guide 2022).

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. 

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
201
2021
201
2020
201
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
2021
301
2020
301
2019
301
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
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2021
319 -17
2020
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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.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
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2021
312 -11
2020
301
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.

Services

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
  • The 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

  • 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 Library and Learning Centre (LLC) comprises of four library sites as well as a virtual library. Located on city campus, Dundee’s main 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) 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, students can keep up with a current hobby or try something completely different. 

Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom

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