• Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.24 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    3.03 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University.

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    0.68 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    80.9 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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  • Academic Services Spend
    Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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  • Facilities Spend
    Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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  • Good Honours
    Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    82.7 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion
    Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    87.7 / 100.0
  • The University of Dundee aims to transform lives, locally and globally, beginning with its students.

Entry Requirements

  • Entry requirements vary by course.
  • Students may need to attend an interview for some courses, e.g. medicine, dentistry, education and nursing.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. Find out more about TEF.

Teaching Methods

  • Students benefit from small classes and from the interdisciplinary approach at Dundee to both teaching and research, which helps to develop a wide range of transferable skills, attractive to employers.
  • The success of this approach can be seen by high graduate employability.
  • A large number of degrees are accredited by the relevant professional bodies which enhances graduate employability.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • Many courses offer the flexibility for students to choose new subjects and possibly to change their degree specialism in later years.
  • The 4 year MA (Hons) degree programmes allow students to study a range of subjects in levels 1 and 2; while art and design, life sciences and engineering follow core curriculums in level 1, allowing students to change specialism in level 2.
  • A number of new 3-year Honours degree programmes are available to those meeting the relevant entry requirements. This currently includes: LLB English Law, BSc Applied Computing, Human Computer Interaction and 7 art and design specialisms.
  • There are opportunities for students to study abroad via university exchange programmes. Dundee also offers international and EU students from other universities the opportunity to spend a semester or academic year in Dundee as visiting or exchange students. 

Student Services and Facilities

  • IT facilities include over 750 PCs on campus, sited in library study zones and IT suites. Wireless access is available (including Wi-Fi printing) throughout teaching and learning spaces across the campus. Wireless and cabled access to the university’s high speed network is available in all university accommodation.
  • The university has one of the most advanced online learning environments available to students in the UK – available via the internet and mobiles, supporting all courses and providing specialist academic search and discovery tools.
  • The main library includes extensive electronic resources, self-service machines to issue and return books/DVDs, laptop charging points and lockers, and a café. Opening hours are 7.30am−2.30am Monday−Friday and 10am−2.30am at the weekends during the academic year. 24 hour access is available in the weeks leading up to exams.

Disability Services

  • Disability Services offers confidential support services to all disabled students to ensure they are not disadvantaged when undertaking their course
  • The university makes available additional support, software, equipment and training to ensure that its IT systems are accessible and easy to use.

Students' Union

  • Dundee University Students' Association (DUSA) is at the heart of campus and features bars, cafés and a nightclub which hosts bands and DJ and varied entertainment at night. It has consistently been ranked among the best students' unions in the UK.
  • There are over 120 student societies covering varied interests; and students interested in media can join DUSA's own radio and TV stations or The Magdalen, the university's student magazine.
  • DUSA has one of the strongest representation structures in Scotland with its members sitting on the majority of university committees. The DUSA Executive Committee and Student Representative Council (SRC) lead DUSA and ensure all activities are undertaken with the best interests of students at heart. In addition to the newly created Enquiry Centre which offers a centralised student services hub within DUSA, the university also hosts a Citizen’s Advice Bureau and Student Law Clinic, where students can access a range of advice.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • The university's city centre location makes many employers readily accessible and there is a wide variety of part-time work available throughout the city.
  • The Careers Service offers a Job Shop to students, giving access to local part-time job opportunities.
  • The students’ association (DUSA) employs a large number of students on a part-time basis throughout the year.

Careers Guidance

  • Trained Careers Advisers are available to support students at every stage of their degree, and continue to support graduates up to 5 years after they leave. The service organises major career and recruitment events throughout the year plus many general and subject specific events on a broad range of career areas. The Careers Service also offers two modules – career planning, and internship – which can be taken as part of the degree credits in Level 2.
  • Students have the opportunity to use the JobShop and Placement Base to source part-time vacancies and internships.
  • Endorsed by local and national employers and professional bodies including the CBI, the Dundee Plus Award recognises the value of extracurricular activities that students undertake whilst studying.
  • The Enterprise Gym gives students the chance to improve their self-reliance and employability through business enterprise skills development from training sessions led by members of the local business community. The Enterprise Gym also provides support and guidance to students who are interesting in starting their own business.

Student Mix

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 68%
  • Postgraduate 32%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 70%
  • Part Time 30%

Where students come from

  • UK 84%
  • EU 7%
  • Other 9%

Student gender

  • Male 37%
  • Female 63%


  • The University of Dundee was founded in 1881 and became a college of St Andrews University in 1897. Independence was regained in 1967 and the university celebrates 50 years as an independent university in 2017.
  • Over the years the university has merged with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Northern College of Education and Fife and Tayside Schools of Nursing.
  • Former rectors include Sir Clement Freud, Sir Peter Ustinov, Stephen Fry, Fred MacAulay, Lorraine Kelly, and Hollywood actor Brian Cox; and the current rector is round-the-world cyclist and adventurer Mark Beaumont.

Notable Alumni

  • Gary Lightbody – lead singer of the band Snow Patrol
  • James McIntosh – food writer
  • John Suchet – news anchor
  • Susan Philipsz OBE – 2010 Turner Prize winner
  • Sir James W. Black – notable pharmacologist and Nobel Laureate
  • Margaret Fairlie – gynaecologist and first female professor in Scotland
  • Donald Findlay QC – criminal defence advocate
  • Nhial Deng Nhial – Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of South Sudan
  • Johanna Basford – illustrator

Further Details

Address University of Dundee
UCAS Code D65