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 is one of the UK’s top rated art schools, while the University of Dundee School of Medicine is ranked in the top 5 in the UK. Dundee is also 1st in Scotland and 4th in the UK for Law according to the Guardian University Guide 2020.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.
23rd in the Times University Guide 2021
19th in the Guardian University Guide 2021
322nd in the QS World University Rankings 2022
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. The University is also 1st in Scotland and 4th in the UK for Law according to the Guardian University Guide 2020.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.
- Motto: Latin: Magnificat anima mea dominum
- Motto in English: “My soul doth magnify the Lord”
- Type: Public university
- Established: 1967 – gained independent university status by Royal Charter
- 1897 – Constituent college of the University of St Andrews
- 1881 – University College
- Endowment: £31.3 million (2019)
- Chancellor: Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell
- Rector: Jim Spence
- Principal: Iain Gillespie [3
- Location: Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom