University of Dundee: Everything you need to know.


University of Dundee


Key Information
LocationDundee, Scotland
Established1881
Percent of International Students12.9%
Famous ForMedicine, Dentistry, Art & Design
International Fees£14,950-17,950

Overview

The University of Dundee was founded in 1881 and has developed a significant reputation for students entering the traditional professions, most notably law, medicine, and dentistry as well as emerging areas such as life sciences. The Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design one of the UK’s top-rated art schools, while the University of Dundee School of Medicine is ranked in the top five in the UK.
Based in and around the city of Dundee on the central east coast of Scotland, a focus on vocational and professional degrees means that Dundee scores well in terms of graduate employment and only Oxbridge graduates have higher average starting salaries.
Dundee has scored highly in terms of student satisfaction in recent years and lots of degrees at the University include a career planning and internship option, with students given their own personal development website to work within.

Services for International Students

The University of Dundee can meet international students upon arrival at Edinburgh airport, while arrival packs are also given out which answer a number of questions about settling into your new surroundings. Events are arranged throughout the year with international students in mind, while the International Advice Service provides help and support across a range of topics – including visa issues – throughout the year.
Pre-sessional English courses, as well as free English language lessons for international students, are available and cover academic writing, seminar skills, and listening and note-taking.

Ranking

  • 24th in the Times University Guide 2020
  • 29th in the Guardian University Guide 2020
  • 302nd in the QS World University Rankings 2020
The University's Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, School of Medicine and School of Dentistry are all internationally renowned and rank consistently high in UK league tables. The University of Dundee subjects of anatomy and physiology, dentistry and social work all feature in the top ten subject rankings in the UK.
In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, Dundee recorded the highest level of 4-star, or 'world-leading', research in the Biological Sciences of any university in the UK.

Accommodation

Accommodation is guaranteed to all students who apply by the deadline, with four halls on or near the main campus. There are also University-owned flats in the city that have been built or refurbished within the last ten years. The Accommodation Office can assist students in finding private accommodation.

Location

Dundee is the fourth-largest city in Scotland, and lies on the east coast of the country on the River Tay, surrounded by hills and farmland. It has some of the lowest living costs for students in the UK, being 14% cheaper than the UK average. It is also Scotland’s sunniest city.
Dundee airport flies direct routes into London City airport for those wishing to connect from either Heathrow or Gatwick, while other Scottish airports such as Glasgow, Edinburgh or Aberdeen offer international destinations as well.

Alumni

  • Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt (Pioneer of Radar)
  • Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol)
  • Sir James W. Black (Pharmacologist and Nobel Laureate)
  • Alan Johnston (BBC journalist)
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