University of Dundee

Introduction

University of Dundee

Nobel Prize winning poet and honorary graduate Seamus Heaney has described the University of Dundee as

"having its head in the clouds and its feet firmly on the ground."


The ability to be both aspirational and down-to earth, to blend ground-breaking intellectual achievement with practical applications, has given the University its distinctive character.

There have been many changes since the University became an independent institution in 1967 following a 70 year relationship with the University of St Andrews but the fundamental aims remain.

-- Dundee became an independent University in 1967 following a 70 year relationship with the University of St Andrews

-- The University's origins date back to 1881 when University College, Dundee was founded


-- The University is made up of four Colleges:

  • Art, Science and Engineering
  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing

Facts & Figures

Three key touchstones help to focus progress and provide a measure of successes in the continuing improvement and development of the University. Recent successes and achievements in each of these areas of focus are:

Achieving excellence in teaching and learning

■The University ranked 176 among the world's top 200 universities in the Times Higher Education2011-12 World University Rankings
■The School of Dentistry is ranked top in Scotland and second in the UK for teaching excellence in the Guardian's University Guide for 2011.
■The University isNo. 1 in the UK according to theTimes Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2011
■54% of the University's research is achieving 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' standards in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008)
■Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design has been rated the top art school in Scotland and in the top four in the UK in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (2008)

Promoting pure and applied research and scholarship at international levels of excellence

■The University of Dundee has been ranked top in the world for the impact of its research in pharmacology (Times Higher Education 2010)
■Awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize 2005 for work in drug discovery and development
■The University is the first approved Cancer Research UK Centre in Scotland. The Dundee Cancer Centre was launched on World Cancer Day, February 2010.
■The University is home to the UK's first UNESCO Centre of Excellence: the UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science
■The University hosts the UK's first interface science institute, The Institute for Medical Science and Technology
■The University has spun out 20 companies in the past ten years whilst raising up to £150m in funding. These spin-out and start-up companies are collectively generating over £89m in annual turnover and creating over 700 jobs worldwide, including up to 300 in Dundee.

Enabling staff and students to develop to the full in an environment of equal opportunity

■Voted one of the world's best places for postdoctoral scientists in an international poll by The Scientist magazine (2009)
■Voted one of the top ten places to work in an international poll by The Scientist magazine (2009)
■Two of the world's most cited biochemists are based at the University of Dundee - Professor Sir Philip Cohen and Professor Dario Allessi.
■The University graduates more students into the professions including law, accountancy, architecture, dentistry, education, social work and nursing than any other Scottish university
■Ranked top in Scotland and in the top five of all UK universities for facilities - Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey (January 2010)
■Dundee University Students' Association (DUSA) has been ranked top in Scotland and one of the best in the world by the International Student Barometer survey 2010.

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Programmes

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Master

MFin International Finance

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 United Kingdom Dundee

This is a generalist finance degree that is suitable for postgraduate students who want to pursue a career that lies broadly within the financial sector. The programme is fully focused on a wide range of applied and theoretical topics that prepare graduates for important employment opportunities in finance. [+]

This is a generalist finance degree that is suitable for postgraduate students who want to pursue a career that lies broadly within the financial sector. The programme is fully focused on a wide range of applied and theoretical topics that prepare graduates for important employment opportunities in finance. Why Dundee The MFin International Finance programme benefits from our considerable strength in finance where staff from applied and theoretical finance disciplines have been brought together in the same School. The MFin International Finance programme is a ‘skills’ based finance degree that contains 8 finance modules and a short focused finance based business report. The structure of the report has been developed following feedback from employers who indicate that they prefer graduates who are able to write concisely, accurately and clearly in a focused report rather than write in the style of a lengthy and less focused dissertation. The programme begins with a two week foundation programme where students become familiar with a range of concepts in business statistics, economics and finance. The programme helps students to understand how the University operates and how to make the most of the range of student services that are freely available. The foundation programme importantly introduces you to your fellow students who will become a major part of your learning experience at Dundee and will continue to be part of your network of friends and business connections after you graduate. Off-Campus Learning Events: The programme includes off campus learning events embedded in the modules of... [-]

MSc

MSc in Banking and Finance

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 United Kingdom Dundee

An intensive programme for business and non-business graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in banking or finance. You will gain an understanding of the role of banks in the modern economy; the operational behaviour of banks and financial markets; and contemporary debates in banking and international financial markets. [+]

An intensive programme for business and non-business graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in banking or finance. You will gain an understanding of the role of banks in the modern economy; the operational behaviour of banks and financial markets; and contemporary debates in banking and international financial markets. Why Dundee The programme at Dundee is academically rigorous, drawing on current theory in banking and finance, and is practically relevant by helping students apply knowledge and develop generally transferable skills such as problem solving, team-working and collaboration. Our students acquire a solid foundation and are equipped with the most advanced tools and theories. Teaching is research-led, which is the approach taken to learning by the university. Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience a unique environment of learning, teamwork and collaboration. The school works closely with the University Careers Service and Enterprise Gym to develop entrepreneurial and employability skills of our students. Who should study the course Thecourse is aimed at students who are interested in central, investment and retail banking as well as the broader financial sector. The programme caters to both business and non-business graduates and the foundation module at the start of the programme will bring all students to a common minimum standard in banking, finance and business statistics. The course content provides a wide range of modules to cater to the interests and background of our students. Off-Campus Learning Events The MSc Banking and Finance programme includes off campus learning events... [-]

MSc in International Business

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 United Kingdom Dundee

The MSc International Business programme will provide motivated students with the tools and skills necessary to pursue a successful and rewarding career in International Business, Governance, Finance, Banking, Accountancy, Marketing and Human Resource Management. [+]

Why Dundee The MSc International Business programme will provide motivated students with the tools and skills necessary to pursue a successful and rewarding career in International Business, Governance, Finance, Banking, Accountancy, Marketing and Human Resource Management. The degrees cover many different subjects and develop a wide range of transferable skills and provide entry to a range of rewarding careers. International Business Choose from our wide variety of pathways including our new Banking and Banking & Finance options Internships in China Enhance your employability with graduate internship opportunities. We live in a world where economic activity is global in scale. National boundaries now matter very little to decisions about where goods are made and services provided: your PC might be made in Taiwan; when you contact a call centre the person answering your call might be living in India; and when you come to the University of Dundee you will meet staff and students from all over the world. By studying MSc International Business you will understand how this has come about, and what it means for today's business world. You will be fully equipped to develop your own career in this new and challenging work environment. Off-Campus Learning Events The MSc International Business programme includes off campus learning events embedded in the modules of some of the pathways. These events aim to extend your leaning skills in ways that are directly relevant to the pathway and your personal development. These off campus events are one or two days in length... [-]

MSc in Management

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 United Kingdom Dundee

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. [+]

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. Why study this course at Dundee? Dundee offers a flexible master's programme in management enabling you to choose a combination of subjects that best suits your aptitudes and aspirations. You can choose to take a number of different pathways, namely: MSc in Management MSc in Management and Finance MSc in Management and Accounting MSc in Management and Marketing MSc in Management and Human Resources MSc in Management and International Business Off-Campus Learning Events The MSc Management programme includes off campus learning events embedded in the modules of some of the pathways. These events aim to extend your leaning skills in ways that are directly relevant to the pathway and your personal development. These off campus events are one or two days in length and the cost of the transport, event and any necessary accommodation is covered by the MSc programme. At present there are off campus events embedded in the marketing pathway and the finance and banking pathways. More off campus events are being arranged and further events are being developed to begin this year. Urban Experience Event The MSc programme places considerable importance on ‘team building’ and understanding the role that international and domestic cultural variation plays in the workings of firms, and product and employment markets. These issues are addressed through a unique ‘Urban Experience’ event that helps team building and... [-]

MSc in Marketing and International Finance

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 United Kingdom Dundee

This is a generalist degree suitable for postgraduate students who want to pursue a marketing career that lies broadly within the financial sector. The programme develops your career opportunities by bringing together the two important disciplines of marketing and finance and focuses on the applied and theoretical aspects of marketing and international finance. [+]

This is a generalist degree suitable for postgraduate students who want to pursue a marketing career that lies broadly within the financial sector. The programme develops your career opportunities by bringing together the two important disciplines of marketing and finance and focuses on the applied and theoretical aspects of marketing and international finance. Why Dundee The MSc Marketing and International Finance programme benefits from our considerable strengths in marketing and finance. The programme is a ‘skills’ based degree containing 8 marketing and finance modules and a short focused business report. The structure of the report has been developed following feedback from employers who indicate that they prefer graduates who are able to write concisely, accurately and clearly in a focused report rather than write in the style of a lengthy and less focused dissertation. The programme begins with a two week foundation programme where students become familiar with a range of concepts in business, statistics, economics and finance. The programme helps students to understand how the University operates and how to make the most of the range of student services that are freely available. The foundation programme importantly introduces you to your fellow students who will become a major part of your learning experience at Dundee and will continue to be part of your network of friends and business connections after you graduate. Off-Campus Learning Events: The programme includes off campus learning events embedded in the modules of some of the modules. These events aim to extend your leaning skills... [-]

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