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University Of Abertay Dundee

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University Of Abertay Dundee


Bell Street,


01382 308000


01382 308877



[email protected]


Address and Location

One of the UK's northernmost universities, Dundee is set over a compact city-campus 5-minutes' walk from the town centre. The university feels as though it's out of town, thanks partly to its scenic views over the River Tay.      

Background and History

Originally founded in 1883 in response to the town's booming industrialisation, Dundee's University College was incorporated into the nearby University of St. Andrews shortly after. Like York, Sussex and Strathclyde University, Dundee became an independent university in 1967 as part of the government's move to increase access to higher education. Driven by research, Dundee is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Location and Accessibility

By road: From the South, the main roads into Dundee are the A90 or the A92, which bring visitors into the city over the spectacular Tay Bridge. The university is well sign-posted once inside the town.

By rail: The university is a couple of minutes' walk from Dundee railway station, which provides direct links with Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, York and London.

Accessibility: Dundee has ranked best in the country for its disabled facilities. The university offers a comprehensive student support service for all accessibility issues.

What's on Offer

BA, BSc, BDS, MA, MBChB, MSc, MEng, MMus, MBA, MRes, PGDE, PhD, LLB, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate

Entry Requirements

Requirements for individual undergraduate courses vary, with a minimum of ABBB in Highers, BCC at A-Level or 30 points in the IB.


University Accommodation

The university recently investednearly £40 million in upgrading its on-campusaccommodation, and now offers 1,300 self-catered rooms within 2-minutes' walk of the main university buildings. The university guarantees a room forall new students.      

Private Accommodation

Dundee is an economical city in which to live, and rents across the town are cheaper than in many other UK cities.

Courses and Fees

Academic Strengths and Research Profile

Dundee is a research-led university. The university's work in the medical and life sciences is particularly well regarded, while its Civil Engineering and Art Design Departments regularly score highly in Research Assessment Exercises (RAEs).      

Tuition Fees

Undergraduate courses currently cost £9,000 per year. Fees for international students and postgraduates vary.


Financial Support: All of the university's colleges offer scholarship and bursary programmes. Several university-wide scholarships exist, offered by external bodies that include the Carnegie Trust.


Academic Facilities

There are seven libraries within the University of Dundee. The newlyrefurbished, on-campus main library has silent study and group-working areas, aswell as a caf and break zones. Wi-fi is available across the campus.


Other on-site Amenities

The university's students' union, DUSA, ranks excellently in the Times' Higher EducationStudent Experience Survey. On offer are a full range of shops, banks, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Thecampus is also served by its own radio station, TV channel and magazine. Dundee is well-known for its society culture, boasting over 60 different student clubs at last count. The university'sInstitute of Sports and Exercise provides excellent sporting facilities, including aswimming pool and all-weather tennis courts.  

Medical and Social Care

DUSA and the university offer a wide selection of support services forstudents, including a chaplaincy, counselling, childcare and healthservices.

What's on in the Area

Dundee has a vibrant cultural scene for a town of its size. The town offers severaltheatres and music venues, while Dundee Contemporary Arts hosts an independentcinema and art gallery. The VA at Dundee museum opened in 2014 and has proved a popular draw for visitors to the city. Historic Edinburgh is within easy reachfor weekend visits, as are a wide range of picturesque seaside towns, including St.Andrews.


Moving On

The university has a team of qualified careers advisers who are available to providestudents with careers guidance throughout their time at the university. The universityalso offers innovative in-course modules to help studentsprepare for life after studying.

Did you know?

Dundee has boasted several famous rectors, including Lorraine Kelly, Stephen Fry andPeter Ustinov. Dundee is the home of DC Thompson, publisher of The Dandyand The Beano. Dundee salutes its beloved comic creations through statues ofDesperate Dan and Minnie the Minx in the city centre.    

Is Dundee University the place for you?

Headto Dundee if you want to live in a friendly, medium-sized town with an excellent historical reputation. If it's bustling metropolis you're after, however, look towardsManchester or Glasgow instead.


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