University of Dundee


Quick Facts

  • Top 1% University, 37th in the UK and 261st in the world (QS 2015/16).
  • School of Law offers LL.B degrees in both Scots and English Common Law.
  • Notable alumni include, Kate Atkinson-Author, Colin Bennett-Art Director at Apple and Lord George Robertson, previous Director General of NATO.

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. Dundee is made up of four Colleges: Art, Science & Engineering;; Arts and Social Sciences (Law); Life Sciences; and Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing.

The University is home to more than 18,000 students and more than 3,000 staff. The University of Dundee offers the best student experience in Scotland and is joint 4th in the UK, according to the latest Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey.

Dundee was rated first in the UK for good accommodation, centralized/convenient facilities and cheap shop/bar/amenities, and second for good students’ union. It scored in the UK top ten in another eight of the 21 categories.

Dundee and Canada
Dundee has a long history of welcoming students from Canada, and at present there are around 60 Canadian students studying on our campus. In addition, there are over 100 Canadian students taking our distance learning courses. Dundee alumni are spread throughout Canada, with active alumni groups in Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta.

While at Dundee you can immerse yourself in Scottish culture (there’s more to it than just tartan and shortbread!) and explore the scenic beauty of Scotland. Mountains, lochs and glens are all within easy reach, and the rest of the UK is also highly accessible, even without a car. If that’s not enough, you’ll only be a short flight away from mainland Europe too.

Colleges and Schools
The University of Dundee is organised into four Colleges, with multiple Schools and Disciplines.

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Over 18,000 students and 3,000 staff.

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The University accommodates over 1,500 students in four residential complexes on or close to the city campus. There are approximately 250 self-contained flats accommodating between five and ten students. Each flat has its own kitchen and dining space. Accommodation is guaranteed to all new entrants who apply by the deadline.

The main library has been extended at a cost of £5.5m, and has excellent modern facilities for silent and group study. Indoor sports facilities have been extended at a cost of £4m. The student union has bars and clubs over five floors, and has consistently been voted the best in Scotland by the International Student Barometer.

The main campus is in the city centre. Transport links to the rest of the country are excellent. Trains are part of the main east coast route, and Edinburgh and Glasgow are both within 90 minutes’ travel by car or rail. The airport has a direct link to London City that takes 90 minutes.

Living in Dundee 
Dundee is situated beside a broad estuary of the River Tay surrounded by hills and farmland. The Tay road and rail bridges over the estuary provide a striking introduction to the city: you round a bend and suddenly the city is spread out before you in a wide panorama.

The city is dominated by the basalt plug of an extinct volcano, called Dundee Law. If you climb the 571 feet you will be rewarded with fantastic views of the city and its surroundings. Dundee is south-facing and is Scotland’s sunniest city. The climate is mild and snowfalls are rare.

The Students’ Union has plenty to offer any night of the week, but if you venture further afield the city also offers a mix of mainstream and alternative clubs. Popular city centre venues include nightclubs Fat Sams & Liquid, and on our doorstep, Perth Road is full of great pubs. The city is a regular stop for touring bands who play at venues such as Duke’s Corner & the Doghouse.