University of Dundee
The University of Dundee is both traditional and modern, with a world-class reputation in areas such as life sciences, law and design. The campus boasts state-of-the-art teaching facilities, library, sports and social areas as well as modern student accommodation, which has recently benefited from a £39 million upgrade. The University’s campus is in the heart of Dundee: a thriving city with a population of 150,000. Dundee is a true student city with excellent cultural, social and shopping facilities as well as a low cost of living. The city enjoys a spectacular scenic location on the River Tay, with the Highlands to the north and St Andrews and Edinburgh to the south. All of Scotland’s major landmarks and cities are within easy reach, making Dundee a perfect base for exploring the rest of the country.
The University of Dundee has over 18,000 students, of which 16 percent are international. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding support for international students and 92 percent describe Dundee as ‘a good place to be’. Dundee offers a wide range of undergraduate degrees within four academic colleges: Art, Science and Engineering; Arts and Social Sciences; Life Sciences; and Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing. We also offer students from North American universities the opportunity to attend as a Study Abroad student for 1 or 2 semesters. For those looking for postgraduate study, strong research-lead teaching also makes the University of Dundee an excellent choice, with most taught postgraduate courses lasting 1 year.
- Shortlisted as University of the Year 2008 - Times Higher Education Awards
- Second in Scotland for all-round student experience - Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey (January 2009)
- One of the UK's top 20 universities - The Guardian (May 2008)
- One of the world's top seven 'intelligent communities' - US 'think-tank' Intelligent Community Forum (January 2008)
- Researchers at Dundee continue to push back boundaries, attracting an average of £50 million of research funding annually.
- Research quality has been assessed as world leading across a broad range of disciplines (including arts, humanities, sciences and law).
- Ranked 3rd in the UK for the impact of our scientific research (The Guardian and Thomson Scientific Index), with groundbreaking medical research into diabetes, cancer and neuroscience.
- Dundee graduates command one of the highest starting salaries in the UK.
- More of our students graduate into the professions (law, accountancy, architecture, dentistry, teaching, social work and nursing) than from any other Scottish university.
- Dundee is big enough to have a great buzz about it (both on and off campus), yet small enough to be friendly and accessible.
Life in Dundee
- Located on the east coast of Scotland, one hour north of Edinburgh, on the banks of the River Tay.
- We are surrounded by magnificent Scottish scenery from mountains and lochs to miles of coastline, with many opportunities to explore.
- Dundee is the 4th largest city in Scotland and has a population of around 150,000.
- We have a rich history of invention and innovation which led to the title of ‘City of Discovery’.
- In the last two years the city has been nominated as one of the top seven intelligent communities in the world.
- The sunniest city in Scotland with approximately 1400 hours of sunshine per year.
The University’s city campus is located at the heart of the city’s lively cultural quarter, with a host of excellent cafés, restaurants, galleries and museums located within a 10 minute walk.
The award winning Rep Theatre (www.dundeereptheatre.co.uk) is adjacent and home to Scotland’s only full-time acting ensemble and the Scottish Dance Theatre. The Rep hosts a mix of stage productions including, drama, musicals, contemporary & classical dance, comedy, jazz and opera.
Alternatively, the Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre (DCA - www.dca.org.uk) offers art-house and mainstream films in a 2-screen cinema alongside a contemporary art gallery, a print studio and the University’s Visual Arts Research facility.
The Whitehall Theatre (www.whitehalldundee.co.uk) hosts a variety of shows from West End performers to local amateur groups.
The University of Dundee Botanic Garden (www.dundeebotanicgarden.co.uk) has been described as the jewel in the crown of the University. It is located between the city campus and the Ninewells campus, and entry is free to students.
Dundee also hosts its fair share of festivals throughout the year, including:
• Literary Festival in June (www.literarydundee.co.uk)
• Blues Bonanza in June (www.dundeebluesbonanza.co.uk)
• International Guitar Festival in July
• Food and Flower Festival in September (www.dundeeflowerandfoodfestival.com)
• Fest’n’Furious, Dundee’s traditional music festival, in October (www.festnfurious.co.uk)
• Mountain Film Festival in November (www.dundeemountainfilm.org.uk)
• Jazz Festival in November (www.jazzdundee.co.uk)
“Perhaps the finest location of any Scottish city.” Lonely Planet Scotland