University of Dundee - UK

Nethergate,Dundee,Scotland,DD1 4HN

Year Of Estabishment



1,590 (approx)

Acceptance Crireria

Profile Dependent



College Address

Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4HN, United Kingdom

College website

College Contact

+44 1382 383000




No.of students

15,945 (approx)




University of Dundee is a public research university which was set up in year 1881. It is located in Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom. University works on motto ?My soul doth magnify the Lord?. Dundee is also recognized as the ?red brick university? of Scotland. It is affiliated to Association of Commonwealth Universities. Dundee will celebrate its 50th anniversary in year 2017.

According to Academic Ranking of World Universities Dundee was ranked in between #21-29 nationally and in between #201-300 globally in year 2014. QS World University Rankings ranked it at #32 nationally and at #230 worldwide in year 2014/15. Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked this university at #31 nationally and in between #201-225 globally in year 2014/15. Dundee has been ranked by Complete at #42, The Guardian ranked it at #38 and Times/Sunday Times has ranked it at #45 nationally in year 2015/16.


University of Dundee?s main campus is located in Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom. The location of the campus is central as it is just five minutes by walk from cultural quarter, high street and independent shops. Ninewell Campus is located at just 20 minutes? walk from city campus, Midwifery campus and School of Nursing.


The different schools of Dundee are:

  • School of Art and Design
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Education and Social Work
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • School of Science and Engineering
  • School of Life Sciences
  • School of Social Sciences


Schools are spanided into following departments:

  • American Studies
  • Centre for Archive and Information Studies
  • Continuing Education
  • English
  • European Studies
  • History
  • Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Learning and Teaching
  • Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification
  • Computing
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Accountancy and Finance
  • Architecture
  • Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy
  • Economics
  • Environmental Science
  • Geography
  • Law
  • Marketing and Management
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Town and Regional Planning

Teaching Standards

The teaching faculty of University of Dundee has been ranked #1 in Scotland, #13 globally and #4 in United Kingdom by a survey carried out by International Student Barometer 2013. According to Complete University Guide 2015 edition Dundee?s teaching faculty was ranked at #2 in Scotland for Civil Engineering and Town & Regional Planning, at #1 in Scotland for Anatomy & Physiology and was ranked among top 3 in Scotland for Art & Design teaching faculties.


Dundee offers undergraduate, graduate and research programs in a wide range of subjects. It splits into over nine schools and colleges, research units and various departments to support the programs. Some of major courses of University of Dundee are:

  • Computing
  • Law
  • American Studies
  • Politics
  • Town and Regional Planning

Student Facilities

Dundee University Students? Association (DUSA) is affiliated to Coalition of Higher Education Students in Scotland and National Postgraduate Committee. It is one of the largest student unions in United Kingdom. It has more than 120 student societies and DUSA Radio, DUSA TV, run by students, for the students across the campus, The Magdalen, students magazine are the university?s media.

More than 42 sport clubs are affiliated with the Students? Union, they provide sports such as swimming, tennis, soccer, basketball, softball, athletics, water polo, rugby and cricket. The university has facilitated the students with four newly refurbished floodlit, a 25 m swimming pool, tennis court, basketball court, football ground and gymnasiums.


This university provides on and off campus housing to the students pursuing undergraduate or graduate programs. The following halls of residence are owned by this university:

  • Belmont Hall
  • Belmont Flats
  • Heathfield
  • Seabraes
  • West Park
  • Airlie Place & Springfield
  • Peterson Hall
  • Wimberley Houses

These halls of residence are provided with all the amenities required by the students while living away from home. Various security and transportation facilities are provided for convenience of students.

Notable Alumni

Some of its notable alumni are:

  • Sir Robert Horton - Former Chairman of BP and Railtrack
  • Sir William Patey, Government and International Affairs Adviser, Control Risks, studied Modern History
  • Colin Campbell, Lord Malcolm, Senator of the College of Justice
  • Campbell McNeill, Dell, studied Computer Science
  • Richard A Collins - Scientist and author
  • Paul Smernicki, Universal Music UK, studied Town and Regional Planning
  • Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt ? Pioneer of Radar
  • Jane Gowans, jeweller, studied Jewellery-Metal Design
  • Hayley Scanlan, Hayley Scanlan, studied Textile Design


Dundee offers over 117 scholarship programmes. Some of them are:

  • The Dean's International Scholarship
  • Vice Principal?s International Excellence Scholarship
  • Dundee Alumni Scholarship
  • The Dean's Postgraduate Taught Scholarship
  • China Scholarship Council Scholarships
  • DFID Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme
  • Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa Scholarship
  • Science without Borders
  • IET Diamond Jubilee Scholarships
  • Carnegie Cameron
  • Dow Memorial Trust Scholarship
  • Jubilee Scholarships
  • The Lowson Memorial Scholarship
  • Scotland's Saltire Scholarships
  • Takahashi & Howat Memorial Overseas Japan
  • Tullow Group Scholarship
  • GREAT Britain ? India

Scholarships are based on merit. Students should be eligible before applying for scholarships. 

Courses Offered

Spatial Planning with Marine Spatial Planning MSc

Masters | Full Time (12 months)

Sep, Jan

Law (Scots and English) Dual Qualifying LLB (Hons)

Bachelors | Full Time (4 years)


Art and Design (General Foundation) BA (Hons) with a foundation year

Bachelors | Full Time (4 years)


Psychological Therapy in Primary Care MSc

Masters | Distance / Online (12 months)


Mathematics and Physics BSc (Hons)

Bachelors | Full Time (4 years)


International Security MLitt

Masters | Full Time (12 months)

Sep, Jan
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