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University of Dundee

University of Dundee

The University of Dundee is an internationally recognised research university founded in 1881. The university was a constituent college of the University of St Andrews alongside United College and St Mary’s College, until 1967 when it became an independent body.

Since its independence, the university has grown to become an international high ranked university and recognised centre for research.

Fast Facts


  • Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom

Number of Students

  • Over 17,000


  • Over 122 countries


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

Notable Alumni

  • Gary Lightbody, lead singer of Snow Patrol
  • Sir James W. Black, Nobel Laureate

Key strengths in teaching and research

  • 1st in the UK for Dentistry
  • 1st in the UK for Design and Crafts
  • 3rd in the UK for Fashion and Textiles
  • 4th in the UK for Medicine and Social Work
  • 5th in the UK for Management & Marketing
  • 6th in the UK for Law
  • 7th  in the UK for Forensic Sciences


The University of Dundee is one of the strongest research hubs in Europe with an international reputation in Life Sciences, Medicine, Engineering, Computing, Art & Design and the Humanities.

76% of the university’s research is achieving ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ standards according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014

The University of Dundee aims to transform lives, working locally and globally through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge. Dundee’s vision is to become Scotland’s leading University

in the UK

THE Young University Rankings, 2017

in the UK for Dentistry

The Guardian University Guide league tables, 2018

in the UK for Fashion and Textiles

The Guardian University Guide league tables, 2018


The main campus of the university is located in Dundee’s West End which contains many of the university’s teaching and research facilities.

The city of Dundee is set in the beautiful countryside on the east coast of Scotland. It is the fourth largest city in Scotland and was recognized in 2014 as the UK’s first UNESCO City of Design.

  • A key attraction is Dundee Law, an extinct volcano with a peak of 572 feet, you can walk up to the peak and have a great view of the city and its surroundings.

Other information

Programmes in the Spotlight

Masters Programmes

  • Management MSc (and degree combinations)
    Allows business and non-business graduates to acquire the necessary tools and skills to pursue a successful career in the management of business, finance, marketing and human resources. You will develop strategies to deal with global challenges and opportunities facing businesses. You can combine your management studies with a wide range of specialisms, depending on your preferred career path.Learn from case studies and real-life projects how to put the latest academic thinking and business strategies into practice.Current Pathways include: Management, Management and Accounting, Management and Banking, Management and Finance, Management and Human Resource Management, Management and International Business, Management and Marketing, Management and Strategy.

Undergraduate courses

  • Interior & Environmental Design BDes.
    Study an exciting discipline involving the creation of interior spaces that enhance the quality of life of those using them in one of UK’s Top 10 school of art and design. In designing shops, museums, courthouses, theatre sets or other interiors, designers use creative judgment and visual sensitivity as well as carefully resolving the practical aspects of a project. The course covers many areas including interiors, architecture, exhibitions, installation, furniture and digital. New ways of experiences space are emerging and how we dwell, work and play is undergoing profound change as people, spaces and technologies merge. Our programme will help you explore personal responses to these issues. You will develop spatial thinking through materials, objects and place-making projects and international design contexts.

Did you know?

  • The Universty of Dundee is the Scottish University of the year, for two years in a row, 2016 and 2017.*
  • The university is amongst the Top Ten in the UK for student experience


  • 95.8% of students are working or furthering their studies in the first 6 months after graduating.

Scholarships and Funding

The University of Dundee has various funding and scholarship arrangements in place for international students. Scholarships may be offered by the university itself, some by the British Government, whilst others are country-specific scholarships or study loans, part of an agreement with funding bodies across Latin America. Below is an overview of opportunities available to Latin American students interested in studying at the University of Dundee.

For further information please do some research directly with these funding bodies, or contact the Inova Education team and we can assist you identifying opportunities available in your country. Note that in most cases you cannot apply for scholarships or study loans until after you have secured a university offer.

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