University of Dundee

2015/16 Edition

About University of Dundee

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We are a university with a progressive and dynamic outlook and our unique atmosphere helps us stand out from the crowd. Our world-leading teaching, unbeatable student experience and fantastic support ensure your time at University will be a success. In fact, our students have rated us top in Scotland for student experience for the past six years and we have recently been named Scottish University of the Year 2016.

We are home to nearly 18,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, with approximately 20% coming from countries in the EU and overseas.

The University of Dundee is organised into nine schools containing multiple disciplines. In addition, all of these schools have associated research centres or units.

Campus in the City

The University of Dundee enjoys an unrivalled position in the centre of Dundee, close to the shops, theatre and transport links, and with outstanding views over the River Tay.

Our students have rated us number one in Scotland for student experience for six years running and we have invested in our top class libraries, lecture theatres, accommodation, gym and students union.

Our compact City Campus is a mix of very modern and very traditional buildings, all equipped with the latest technology used in teaching. It is easy to get around with teaching and social areas all within a short walk of each other.

We have campuses for our School of Medicine at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, and our School of Nursing and Midwifery also has a campus in Kirkcaldy, Fife.

Campus Resources

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Our modern, exciting campus provides our students with the resources and support required for the best student experience possible.

With over 600 generally available PCs on campus, specialist computer labs in subject areas and a range of online resources, you can be sure that you will have the best possible opportunity to improve your knowledge and skills.

Our five library sites offer students flexible learning spaces, bookable study pods, long opening hours, laptop lockers, access to specialist subject librarians, extensive electronic resources including e-books and e-journals, and of course, access to more than 1 million books and subscriptions to over 4000 periodicals and journals.

We also offer a range of academic and personal support services to all students who require it.

World Leading Research

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The University of Dundee has an international reputation and continues to attract top-class researchers from across the world in subjects as diverse as medicine, life sciences, dentistry, law, microelectronics, fine art and design, digital media, and space exploration. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, Dundee recorded the highest level of 4-star, or 'world-leading', research in the Biological Sciences of any University in the UK, and achieved an outstanding set of results across the STEM subjects - science, technology, engineering & mathematics - where the University’s quality profile was the highest in Scotland.

When they leave, more than four in five go into graduate level jobs, a rate bettered by just 13 institutions nationally.

The Sunday Times Good University Guide

Top Quality Teaching

  • We’ve been named Scottish University of the Year in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016
  • The Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 Rankings also ranked us in the top 20 Universities worldwide under 50 years old.
  • The University graduates more students into the professions including law, accountancy, architecture, dentistry, education, social work, and nursing than any other Scottish university.
  • The Guardian University Guide 2016 recently ranked us top in Scotland for education, mechanical engineering and medicine and in the top 3 in Scotland for dentistry, fashion & textiles, mathematics, philosophy, social work, architecture, art, biosciences, civil engineering, design & crafts, geography & environmental studies, health professions and physics.
  • We are also ranked 2nd in the UK and top in Scotland for anatomy & physiology by the Complete University Guide 2016. They also rated us 3rd in the UK and top in Scotland for general engineering.

Postgraduate Programmes

We offer an impressive portfolio of over 200 taught postgraduate (Masters) programmes including full-time, part-time, online distance learning and continuing professional development (CPD) options. Most of these have September start dates, with many also offering a January start date. Applicants are advised to make their applications electronically using UKPASS.

Employment and Careers

The University of Dundee is proud of its graduate employment record and offers many opportunities throughout their course for students to plan for their career after graduation.

The University Careers Service offers a variety of services including careers guidance, job-seeking strategies, guidance for applications and interviews, careers information and the opportunity to participate in a programme of events and presentations.

The Enterprise Gym at the University of Dundee is Scotland's leading business skills and enterprise course. It provides students with options to learn and master the vital skills for running a business. The course is free for students and runs throughout the year, providing online enterprise courses, training by local entrepreneurs, super coach sessions with UK industry leaders, and informal sessions with inspiring speakers.

Dundee students can be sure that they will graduate fully prepared and confident of their success in their future profession

Lauren Dunlop, fifth year Medical student at the University of Dundee

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