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University of Dundee

The University of Dundee  is a public research university based in the city and Royal burgh of Dundee on the east coast of the central Lowlands of Scotland. It aims to transform lives, working locally and globally through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge. Dundee’s vision is to become Scotland’s leading University, celebrated internationally for the quality of their graduates and academic excellence.

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It continues to build on its success by investing in excellent facilities, pushing the boundaries of 

University of Dundee
University of Dundee
University of Dundee
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Cost of Living
£12,006
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September/October 2024

The University of Dundee  is a public research university based in the city and Royal burgh of Dundee on the east coast of the central Lowlands of Scotland. It aims to transform lives, working locally and globally through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge. Dundee’s vision is to become Scotland’s leading University, celebrated internationally for the quality of their graduates and academic excellence.

Key statistics

It continues to build on its success by investing in excellent facilities, pushing the boundaries of research and equipping their  staff and students with the means to create real-world impact and transform lives. Dundee’s collaborative approach to teaching and research is reflected in the close-knit community they have created on campus, making Dundee an excellent place to live as well as work/study.

Total UG Students  Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
10,120 4,790 24% 13:2

The compact city campus, market-leading accommodation and excellent support means  that  student experience is second-to-none. The University’s nine academic schools cover a variety of subject areas at both undergraduate and postgraduate level including life sciences, creative arts, business, accountancy, computing, law, engineering, medicine, and dentistry. Dundee has an outstanding reputation in medicine and life sciences, and civil engineering. It is also strong on art and design - the university's Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design is one of the UK's top-rated art schools. Snow Patrol was formed by Dundee students.

Dundee’s remarkable transformation is drawing young professionals and business investment to the city and the University. Dundee employs over 3000 academic and professional staff - 1 in 12 jobs within the city are at the University, which means it  makes  a significant impact on the local economy. It is a truly global institution with a workforce representing 72 different countries. 

Dundee has one of the highest student ratios of any British city and is both very student-friendly and a very cost-effective place to live. Set in beautiful countryside on the east coast of Scotland, it is a friendly and welcoming university city with plenty to see and do. Dundee is also a stimulating place to be, combining a rich history with modern transformation Dundee itself is a dynamic and multicultural city which has recently been named as the UK’s first UNESCO City of Design. It is a friendly place you can settle into quickly, but has all the cultural and leisure activities you would expect from a much larger city. Theatres, art-house cinema, restaurants, galleries, bars, boutiques and craft shops are all within five minutes' walk from the University. The city also has a vibrant nightlife, with a mix of mainstream and alternative clubs and live music venues. While at Dundee you can immerse yourself in Scottish culture (there's more to it than just tartan and shortbread!) and explore the scenic beauty of Scotland. Mountains, lochs and glens are all within easy reach, with the rest of the UK easily accessible, even without a car. If that's not enough, you'll only be a short flight away from mainland Europe too.

Notable Alumni

  • Gary Lightbody – lead singer of the band Snow Patrol

  • James McIntosh – food writer

  • John Suchet – news anchor

  • Susan Philipsz OBE – 2010 Turner Prize winner

  • Sir James W. Black – notable pharmacologist and Nobel Laureate

  • Margaret Fairlie – gynaecologist and first female professor in Scotland

  • Donald Findlay QC – criminal defence advocate

  • Nhial Deng Nhial – Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of South Sudan

  • Johanna Basford – illustrator

Undergraduate

Medicine MBChB
Tution Fees
Duration
 5 Years 

Postgraduate

Biomedical Engineering MSc
Tution Fees
Duration
 1 Year 

Undergraduate

Accountancy BAcc
Tution Fees
Duration
 3 Years 

Postgraduate

History MRes
Tution Fees
Duration
 1 Year 

Postgraduate

Orthopaedic Surgery MChOrth
Tution Fees
Duration
 9 months 

Postgraduate

MSc Forensic Art & Facial Identification
Tution Fees
Duration
 1 Year 

Postgraduate

Corporate and Commercial Law LLM
Tution Fees
Duration
 1 Year 

Undergraduate

Illustration BDes (Hons)
Tution Fees
Duration
 3 years 

Undergraduate

Graphic Design BDes (Hons)
Tution Fees
Duration
 3 years 

Undergraduate

Adult Nursing BSc
Tution Fees
Duration
 3 Years 

Undergraduate

Geography and Environmental Science BSc (Hons)
Tution Fees
Duration
 4 Years 

Undergraduate

Accountancy and Mathematics BSc (Hons)
Tution Fees
Duration
 4 Years 
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English Language Requirements:

Undergraduate Courses:

  • 1) IELTS: Overall: 6.5, Writing: 6.0, Listening: 5.5, Reading: 5.5, Speaking: 5.5 or above.
  • 2) TOEFL: Overall: 87,  Writing: 19, Listening: 17, Reading: 18, Speaking: 22.
  • 3) PTE: Overall: 62, Writing: 60, Listening: 59, Reading: 59, Speaking: 59 or above.
  • 4) LanguageCert SELT: Overall: B2, Writing: B2, Listening: B2, Reading: B2, Speaking: B2 or above

Postgraduate Courses:

  • 1) IELTS: Overall: 6.5, Writing: 6.0, Listening: 5.5, Reading: 5.5, Speaking: 5.5 or above.
  • 2) TOEFL: Overall: 87,  Writing: 19, Listening: 17, Reading: 18, Speaking: 22.
  • 3) PTE: Overall: 62, Writing: 60, Listening: 59, Reading: 59, Speaking: 59 or above.
  • 4) LanguageCert SELT: Overall: B2, Writing: B2, Listening: B2, Reading: B2, Speaking: B2 or above

(Note: Please look at individual English language qualifications requirements before proceeding.)

Academic Requirement:

To be considered for a place at the University of Dundee on either the Bachelor's degree or the Master's degree programmes, you need to meet the required entry requirements for your desired course. The entry requirements to study at the University of Dundee will vary depending on the chosen course and country of origin. Especially English language requirements vary by programme.

Entry requirements are listed in UK qualifications such as A levels, however, a wide range of other qualifications are accepted and you can find grade equivalents for your country in the University of Exeter's country-specific entry requirements page. You can also find out more about specific course-wise entry requirements on the university's individual course pages.

Accommodation for International Students

  • All new entrant students are guaranteed a place in university accommodation if they apply before the deadline. International students are usually spread throughout residences.

  • Most accommodation is on the city campus or 5 minutes’ walk away. West Park is located between the city campus and Ninewells Hospital (where medical and nursing students are taught) and is around 25 minutes’ walk from the city campus.

  • All accommodation is self-catered and en-suite, with free Wi-Fi and cable access to the university’s superfast broadband network.

  • Students do not have to move out during the vacations – contracts are for the full 39 weeks including Christmas and Easter vacations.

Conditional Offer Unconditional Offer CAS
2-3 Weeks 1 Week 5 Days

Some key facts of University of Dundee

  • University of Dundee is  one of the top 200 universities in the world for graduate employment rate

  • Guardian University Guide 2022 University of Dundee is  in the UK’s top 10 for six subjects.

  • World University Rankings 2017 :  180

  • University of Dundee ranked 4th in Scotland and 23rd in the United Kingdom in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

  • University of Dundee  recorded overall satisfaction of 78.3% for full time students on undergraduate degrees.

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