The University of Dundee is one of the world's top 200 universities according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018.

We also hold a Gold award - the highest possible rating - in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework, which was introduced by the UK Government to recognise and reward excellent learning and teaching.

Our compact city campus has an ideal location in the heart of Dundee, and with a low cost of living, beautiful scenery and fantastic scholarship opportunities, it's perfect for your new student life.

Find out more about us through these pages or come and visit us to experience Dundee for yourself.

Facts and figures

  • Dundee became an independent University in 1967 following a 70-year relationship with the University of St Andrews
  • The University's origins date back to 1881 when University College, Dundee was founded
  • The University is home to more than 17,000 students and more than 3000 staff, helping to make Dundee Scotland’s most student-friendly city
  • 25% of the students we are engaged with are from outside the UK
  • Dundee is one of the highest ranked UK universities in the International Student Barometer, the annual measure of student satisfaction
  • The University has been consistently rated best in Scotland in the annual Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey
  • The University is a founding partner of the V&A at Dundee project, which aims to develop a new centre of 21st-century design for Scotland at the heart of Dundee's waterfront

A world top 200 university

We are one of the World’s Top 200 universities (Times Higher Education 2018) and one of only 12 in the United Kingdom to also hold a Gold Award in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017.

We are one of the UK’s top-rated universities for student experience and graduate employment, making Dundee one of the best places to study in the United Kingdom.

In the main UK league tables we have recorded an average rise of 20 places over the past three years and are in the top 30 for each of them – The Sunday Times Good University Guide, The Guardian University Guide and The Complete University Guide.

We are also ranked among Europe’s most innovative universities, coming out top in the UK in the Nature Innovation Index 2017 and in the top five among Reuters’ `Most Innovative Universities’ behind only Cambridge, Imperial, Oxford and Manchester.

Student life in Dundee

Our compact city campus has an ideal location in the heart of Dundee, only a five-minute stroll from the city's best shops, bars, arts and leisure venues, yet it remains quiet and relaxed and provides for all aspects of student life.

Dundee is a dynamic and multicultural city, with a real buzz about it. It's recently been described as "Britain’s coolest little city" (GQ Magazine) and we're excited about the many changes and developments currently taking place.

Dundee is Scotland's fourth largest city and has a population of about 150,000. The people of Dundee are famously friendly and open, and the relatively small size and close-knit community make the city both affordable to live in and a safe place to be.

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MA

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In this course, you will learn how the human mind works from infancy to old age and acquire essential skills for employment in the public and private sectors. You will ha ... [+]

You will learn about the very diverse range of topics that together form the subject of psychology.

Amongst others, you will learn about how babies learn, what happens to people’s mental skills when they get old, how people’s personalities differ, how social group dynamics work, how we remember, see and hear things and how we talk to each other, and about different psychological disorders.

You will be taught by international experts about the latest developments in each of these areas. Your understanding of these psychological aspects of human nature will be supported by learning how to think critically, how to solve problems, analyze data, write clearly and effectively, and be a confident communicator of science; these are skills that are highly valued by employers. You will learn about the scientific method, eventually planning and implementing and analyzing your own research project.... [-]

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Our Liberal Arts MA course gives you maximum flexibility to develop a programme of study that reflects your personal intellectual and creative interests. ... [+]

Our course represents the finest Scottish liberal arts tradition of extensive inquiry over a wide range of subjects and disciplines, challenging you to find creative solutions to problems through active learning.

We give you freedom throughout your entire degree to study several different subjects without the requirement to specialize in only one or two. However, you also have the freedom to focus on one subject (a major) if you want to, while also gaining insights from a wide range of other subjects all the way through your course.

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Unlike many similar courses in the UK, there is no requirement to take core or compulsory modules for this course, ensuring that you have the maximum flexibility to tailor your degree to your needs.... [-]

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The MSc in Animation & VFX is a blend of creative and technical visual storytelling. We focus on teaching the professional production pipelines that you will utilise ... [+]

The MSc in Animation & VFX is a blend of creative and technical visual storytelling. We focus on teaching the professional production pipelines that you will utilise in this industry. You will engage with high-end production techniques and values, and you will create a narrative based film, showreel/breakdown reel, as part of your final expo. We also regard research, development and intellectual rigour very highly. You will investigate your practice, and reflect on your own creative journey through the duration of the course.

We have great connections to the animation, film, television, video-games and comics industries, and many of our graduates have gone on to work around the world, for some of the top studios and franchises. Other students have pursued further academic advancement, by continuing on to a PhD or work in education.... [-]

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Deepen your knowledge, increase your understanding, and develop skills in Civil Engineering, in preparation for a career in industry, commerce or academia. ... [+]

The MSc in Civil Engineering builds on our renowned research expertise and industrial experience in current aspects of Civil Engineering. It is designed both for people pursuing a higher degree soon or immediately after obtaining their first degree and for those with considerable work experience.

Dundee is a pre-eminent centre for Civil Engineering with internationally-renowned research groups in concrete technology, fluid mechanics, geotechnical engineering, lightweight and deployable structures, and construction management.

Professional Accreditation: ICE/IStructE

This programme is accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) and the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) at Chartered Engineer (CEng) Level. The programme is accredited as follows:... [-]

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Prepares business and non-business graduates for broad-based and specialized careers in international business. ... [+]

This flexible course at the University of Dundee is designed to orientate your earlier degree qualification towards careers in international business, governance, finance, banking, accountancy, marketing or human resource management. It allows you to choose the area you want to specialize in as well as gain transferable skills so you’re ready for a range of potentially high-earning careers.

Whether you have a business or non-business degree, this course will give you a good grounding in business strategy, finance, and investment in an international context.

MSc International Business

Students choose four pathway specific modules from the following list:

Global Financial Markets Principles of Marketing as Creative Practice International Business Strategy Customer Experience Design Media, Brands, and Digital Marketing Human Resource Management Strategies International Human Resource Management Applied Business and Marketing Research Forecasting for Business and Finance Personnel Economics for Managers Derivatives and Risk Management Corporate Governance Business Accounting for Non-Specialists Global Risk Analysis Strategic Management Accounting Leadership and Decision Making ... [-]
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Prepares business and non-business graduates for broad-based and specialized careers in international business. ... [+]

This flexible course at the University of Dundee is designed to orientate your earlier degree qualification towards careers in international business, governance, finance, banking, accountancy, marketing or human resource management. It allows you to choose the area you want to specialise in as well as gain transferable skills so you’re ready for a range of potentially high-earning careers.

Whether you have a business or non-business degree, this course will give you a good grounding in business strategy, finance and investment in an international context.

International Business MSc is dual accredited by CMI. This means you will automatically receive a second professional qualification upon successful completion of your degree.... [-]

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A current approach to International Marketing teaching, built on the solid founding principles of marketing. ... [+]

The MSc International Marketing degree is one of our conversion degrees. As well as welcoming students from business backgrounds, our conversion degrees are also open to students who have not studied business as part of their undergraduate degree.

Marketing as a business discipline has changed significantly over the last decade, primarily due to the ever-developing range of social media channels available, to target, communicate and engage with international customers. Despite this constant change, the basic founding principles of marketing remain the same and are as important as ever. Focussing on the customer. Understanding, responding and adapting to their needs, influencing their buying behaviour, their wants and desires. We have designed these degrees to focus on the underlying principles of marketing as well as covering up-to-date marketing channels, tools and strategies which you will use as a professional marketer.... [-]

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On this course, you will gain expertise in the fundamental research methods of marine hydrodynamics and ocean engineering. You also learn about its practical application, ... [+]

Oceans cover over 70% of the Earth's surface area. It is a diverse environment with vast engineering problems requiring solutions. Engineers who can find innovative and sustainable ways to solve these issues are in high demand.

On this course, you will gain expertise in the fundamental research methods of marine hydrodynamics and ocean engineering. You also learn about its practical application, analysis and design.

You will apply theoretical, computational and experimental principles of hydrodynamics to traditional and contemporary problems of ocean engineering. This includes applications to coastal; offshore and subsea engineering; naval architecture and other related disciplines.... [-]

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The programme has established a world-class reputation across industry, research, and teaching. We have strong connections to the UK and global design economy and our tut ... [+]

The programme has established a world-class reputation across industry, research and teaching. We have strong connections to the UK and global design economy and our tutors are collaborating on research and industrial projects with global design consultancies.

Funded Places Available

The University of Dundee is pleased to offer a limited number of fully-funded places to eligible students for this course. This is an initiative from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) designed to support key sectors in the Scottish economy to develop a high-level skills base.

Only those UK/EU students who have been resident in Scotland or the EU for the preceding three years and not for the purposes of study are eligible for this funding.... [-]

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Our course offers you an opportunity to study and practice social work in a way which breaks down the barriers between theory and practice. ... [+]

The MSc in Social Work is delivered within the School of Education and Social Work. This reflects the multi-disciplinary context in which social work operates as a profession.

The aims of the course are to equip you to:

Work in partnership with individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities Work for social justice Act with a strong professional identity and function competently in multi-disciplinary teams and settings Practise as accountable and autonomous professionals Operate with confidence Carers and Users Group

The social work course works closely and innovatively with their Carers and Users groups. This provides you with crucial perspectives and experiences of service users and carers in the delivery and development of the course.... [-]

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We educate resourceful and adaptable architects who are able to respond creatively to the demands of a complex and changing environment. ... [+]

This 5-year programme is professionally accredited by the ARB/RIBA for part 1 and part 2.

The first three years (part 1) are designed to build basic knowledge and skills in Design, Communications, Architectural History/Theory and Sustainable Technology. Each year culminates in a major integrated design project which draws these parallel threads together.

The final two years (part 2) offer more opportunities to choose a programme of study which suits your emerging interests as a maturing designer. At level 4 you will choose an integrated design project from a series of offered options, and also select a ‘design research’ theme which leads into final year unit studios. These studios give you the opportunity to develop individual thesis projects which specialize in the aspects of architecture that most interest you.... [-]

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Develop advanced critical, analytical, interdisciplinary and research skills in a broad range of educational contexts. Our flexible course can be tailored to your individ ... [+]

Our Master of Education (MEd) is for professionals with some teaching or educational experience. It focuses on the complex issues and challenges of 21st-century education.

At Dundee, we have a range of expertise and experience, including interdisciplinarity (a unique strength of the course), leadership, research, inclusion and international education. We are particularly keen to establish links between theory and practice.

Flexible course

When you study for the MEd, you will engage with advanced level educational theory and develop the knowledge base and enquiry skills required to understand and contribute to 21st-century education.

During the course, you will reflect critically upon your own practice as well as current educational issues and debates.... [-]

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