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University of Dundee

United Kingdom
Overview

Overview

By studying at the University of Dundee, students will achieve an internationally recognised degree from a prestigious university.

The University of Dundee has an excellent reputation and is ranked as one of the top 30 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide 2022).

Dundee is a global institution with over 16,000 students and 3,000 staff from around 140 different countries. The university welcomes the cultural diversity this brings and works hard to make sure international students feel at home through support services such as English language classes and buddy schemes.

The sports facilities at the university are of excellent quality. The university has an impressive gym and swimming pool that students can use as well as specialised pitches, playing fields and sports halls. The University Sports Union has over 40 different sports union clubs available for students to join.

Classes at Dundee are taught by academic and industry experts and the university is noted for its research. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework described 76 per cent of Dundee's research as ‘world leading' or ‘internationally renowned'. This means that the university offers invaluable opportunities for those who are keen to pursue further study.

The Careers Service at Dundee supports students in finding a graduate job and the university is top in Scotland for graduate prospects (Complete University Guide 2022). The Careers Service can also help students find relevant volunteering opportunities or work experience during their studies.

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What's new

What's new

The School of Business has recently added two new postgraduate courses:

  • MSc Islamic Finance – in partnership with colleagues at Al Maktoum College, a range of new master's degrees in Islamic finance and banking are now being offered.
  • MSc Business Analytics – this new degree offers specialisms in financial analytics, marketing analytics and also analytics for management decision making.

The University of Dundee has been awarded a bronze level mark by the Race Equality Charter, in recognition of the continued work of the university to meet the standards of the charter and cultivate representation and success across its students and staff community.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

Students who choose to study at the University of Dundee will benefit from an excellent standard of teaching across all of its programs and courses. Dundee is ranked 1st in the UK for creative writing, and in top 5 for medicine, forensic science, biomedical sciences, pharmacology and pharmacy, and education (Complete University Guide 2022).

Students can access world-class facilities to add to the excellent teaching on offer. Facilities include a state-of-the-art library, extensive IT facilities and campus Wi-Fi.

Students can take advantage of relatively small class sizes with tutors who are available to answer any questions that they may have. As a result, students will have the perfect opportunity to get the most out of their tuition which will be tailored to what they need.

Dundee's students clearly agree that the teaching is of a high quality. In the National Student Survey 2021, Dundee recorded overall satisfaction of 78.3 per cent for full time students on undergraduate degrees.

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Department structure

Department structure

The University of Dundee is split into ten schools, each one with a focus on a different set of academic disciplines. All schools have associated research centres or units. The schools are:

  • Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design offers courses in ten different art and design disciplines including animation, fine art and textile design.
  • School of Business this school teaches courses in a range of subject areas including accounting, business and economics.
  • School of Dentistry Dundee is ranked 5th in the UK for dentistry (Guardian University Guide 2022).
  • School of Education and Social Work this school has two research centres: The Centre for Peer Learning and The Centre for Transformative Change: Educational and Life Transitions (TCELT).
  • School of Humanities – subjects taught within the School of Humanities include English, history and philosophy.
  • School of Life Sciences – the School of Life Sciences is one of the world leaders in biomedical and health sciences.
  • School of Medicine – Medicine students at Dundee have access to a range of facilities including a Clinical Research Imagining Facility (CRIF).
  • School of Health Sciences – this school is located in two campuses, and offers learning in adult, child and mental health nursing.
  • School of Science and Engineering – this school provides programs in anatomy and human identification, computing, engineering, mathematics and physics.
  • School of Social Sciences – offering a variety of subjects ranging across architecture, law and politics.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants to the University of Dundee will find that the entry requirements to a course may vary depending on the faculty and programme type selected. Applicants should therefore check the specific entry requirements page of their chosen course before applying.

All of the course content delivered at the university is in the English language, so international applicants will need to demonstrate a minimum English language proficiency as stated in their course requirements. For those whose first language is not English, an IELTS result demonstrating a minimum score of 6.5 is usually required. Equivalent test scores from other providers may be accepted in some circumstances. Students with no documented test scores are still able to apply but may be given an offer that is conditional on satisfying language requirements.

Finally, international students who need a visa to study in the UK are also required to meet the level of English required by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

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Scholarships & funding

The University of Dundee recently invested in a range of new undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships to enhance its commitment to attracting the best students to study at the university.

Students at the university will be able to benefit from the university's Global Excellence Scholarship, which recognises and rewards students for exceptional academic, community-based or other extra-curricular activities. Successful students can receive up to GBP 6,000 per academic year.

Other scholarships include:

  • The Humanitarian Scholarship – up to GBP 40,000 for any eligible postgraduate student with refugee status or humanitarian protection.
  • GREAT Scholarships – students from eligible countries including Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia and Sri Lanka may receive a GBP 10,000 scholarship to help with postgraduate tuition fees.
  • Vice Chancellor's South Asia Scholarship – up to GBP 5,000 per year of study for eligible students living in South Asia.

Students can find out more about scholarships by visiting the university's dedicated scholarship page or asking the university's staff.

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Facilities

Facilities

The University of Dundee offers its students outstanding levels of access to world-class facilities to ensure they can maximise their academic and research potential while at the university.

  • Accommodation – A wide variety of accommodation options suitable for students of every level, from undergraduate to postgraduate, are available on or near to the campus. All accommodation types are furnished with shared kitchens, private bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms.
  • Students' Union – Dundee University Students' Association (DUSA) supports more than 180 societies, so students will easily be able to meet new people and try different things. They can also purchase coffee, tea and lunch at DUSA, making it an ideal location for socialising.
  • Libraries – There are multiple libraries on campus for students to use. The main library has a wide range of electronic and printed resources, as well as a cafe and relaxation areas, group study rooms with the latest technology, and flexible, creative spaces.
  • Relax – Campus also has an array of areas where students can relax including the global room. Here, students can speak with the friendly team who will provide information about exciting events including international film screenings and cultural events such as St Andrew's Day celebrations.

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