Undergraduate Prospectus 2022 - University of Dundee
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1 A university is a place of new beginnings, a place where you’ll learn, grow, and achieve your goals. At Dundee you’ll make lifelong friends, discover new skills, and explore opportunities.
2 Undergraduate open days 2021 and 2022 Monday 30 August 2021 We’ve provisionally booked our upcoming open Saturday 25 September 2021 days. For more information visit our webpage Monday 29 August 2022 or get in touch. Saturday 24 September 2022 We also run online campus visits almost every dundee.ac.uk/open-days month. They include sessions on student life, email@example.com the application process, our courses, and why Dundee could be the place for you.
Contents 3 4 Discover your university 6 Discover your campus 8 Learning and resources 10 Dundee University Students’ Association 12 Sport and exercise 14 Discover your home 16 Clubs & societies 18 Sports clubs 20 Societies 22 Discover Dundee 26 Where we are 28 Coolest little city 30 Why I love Dundee 32 Things to do 34 Out and about 36 undee’s best bits D 38 Events 40 More than a degree 42 These are your opportunities 43 Nurturing entrepreneurial potential 44 Exchange programmes 46 Research with impact 48 Course guide 50 Discover your course 52 Your application 55 Our degrees 56 Our MA Honours degree 58 Studying languages 59 The professions at Dundee 60 Part-time study and international students 64 Our art and design degrees 144 Our life sciences degrees 183 Student support 188 A welcoming community 189 Money matters 190 Index
6 Discover your campus Our city campus By living on campus you’ll be in the heart of the city, close enough is a self-contained to be part of the enthusiasm student community and excitement that surrounds where everything Dundee. You’ll be just a short walk is close together. from cultural attractions, cafes, restaurants, shops, and bars. The train and bus stations are also You don’t need to worry about cars within a short walking distance, or taxis when the accommodation, handy for those days exploring library, teaching areas, students’ the best that Scotland has to union, and gym are all right next to offer. Our campuses at Ninewells each other. There are green spaces, Teaching Hospital and Kirkcaldy study spaces, and chilling places, are easily accessible by bus right on your doorstep. and train. Want to see it for yourself? dundee.ac.uk/virtual-tour
7 State of the art IT While on campus your learning → Discounts on tech and software “ What really makes will be supported with a range (including Apple) and Microsoft of technologies, including: Office 365 ProPlus free to Dundee stand out is → Superfast wifi everywhere install on your own devices a sense of community across our campuses, → Easy printing available in including a separate network learning and teaching spaces, like nowhere else.” in accommodation that allows including free scanning and students to stream films and photocopying facilities Katarzyna Prus games at high-speed → Around the clock IT support BSc Computing Science graduate → 2,000+ generally available with expert advice and help PCs on campus. These can be available 7 days a week by found in library study zones, phone, in person, or online IT suites, and specialist labs in from 10am to 10pm departments such as media art, → Extra support for students engineering, and computing with a disability, including → Office 365 powered email and assistive software, equipment, calendar, full access to apps from and training to ensure IT is Teams to OneNote, OneDrive accessible and easy to use cloud storage, and Skype for Business instant messaging uod.ac.uk/it
8 Learning and resources Top-class students need top-class facilities. You’ll have access to plenty of resources to make sure nothing holds you back. The library is a vital part of any university campus, and ours is no exception. Dundee’s main library gives you lovely long opening hours (open until 2:30am in semester time and 24 hours a day during exams) and a cafe to keep you going through those study sessions. Recently refurbished and upgraded, it offers everything you want from a library, plus relaxation areas and group study rooms with the latest technology. As well as our library on campus, you can take advantage of our libraries at Kirkcaldy, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. uod.ac.uk/library You’ll also be able to spend your study breaks in CreateSpace, the library’s new spot for unwinding with a twist. There are sewing machines, 3D printers, badge makers, and even Lego. Student blogger Jakub, describes what the room has to offer uod.ac.uk/Jakub-CreateSpace
9 Art Materials Shop Need a little help If you’d like to take your creativity home, or you’re looking for some staying organised? supplies for an upcoming project, you can visit our DJCAD Art Materials Shop. Much like the rest Have a read of Caitlin’s blog of our resources you’ll find it on for some expert tips campus, stocked with art, craft, uod.ac.uk/staying-organised and stationary supplies. It has everything including acrylic paints, pens, sketchpads, and craft materials. If you ever need advice or expertise, there are experienced staff members to lend a hand.
10 Dundee University Students’ Association Dundee University Students’ Association, known on campus as DUSA, is your union at the University of Dundee. Their mission is to support and represent the interests of Dundee’s students – they’re here for you. The DUSA building is a hub for all Student experience is at the things to do with your experience heart of all decisions made at at university, whether that be Dundee and we’re proud of the enquiries about representation, very strong partnership between housing, societies, academic students and the University. We support, student media, have student representation at volunteering and everything in- all levels, including every school, between. If you want to chat about the University governing body, it, they want to hear from you. and even on the committees that appoint senior members of staff. Eight annually elected student Students are at the heart of the executive members, along with Dundee community. over one hundred staff, are always working to make your experience Like all good students’ unions, the best it can be, lobbying for there’s more to DUSA than just improvements on your behalf such support. You’ll also find three as longer library opening hours, cafes, comfortable study a free night bus service, or more escapes and beautiful views support resources. across the River Tay. Keep up-to-date with DUSA dusa.co.uk
11 Safety and security We have a very safe campus and Our campus security centre the security of our students is of is manned 24 hours a day by utmost importance to us. There are uniformed officers and has safety programmes such as DUSA’s extensive CCTV coverage free night bus which takes students of the campus. home wherever they live in the city; the safe taxi scheme which allows students to get home without having to pay right away. “ There is so much support out there for you as you make your way through your degree. We can help you make friends, have amazing new experiences and offer advice when you need it. We’re here for you.” Scott Quinn President, Dundee University Students’ Association
12 Sport and exercise The University is host to a high class campus facility, tennis courts, swimming pool, and outdoor playing fields with a wide range of exercise and sporting opportunities to help you take care of your body and mind. “ A healthy body makes everything easier, gives you more energy and can even help your studying.” Find out how Daniella stays healthy and happy at university uod.ac.uk/happyandhealthy
13 Whether you are an athlete, a club favourite classes; three glass- level competitor or enjoy spending backed, competition standard time on your health and well-being, squash courts; a designated the opportunities to progress in strength performance centre; your fitness journey are endless. a specialised dance studio; Wattbike training zone and virtual The large, state-of-the-art gym studio; and two large indoor sports hosts a range of strength and halls, where you can take part in cardiovascular equipment; has a huge range of sports. a personal training room; two exercise studios for all your The 25m pool with sauna accommodates lane swimming, courses, and our aquatic clubs. Four floodlit, all-weather tennis courts, are right at the heart of campus. Our Riverside playing fields are a short walk from campus and offer floodlit all-weather artificial football and hockey pitches alongside several grass pitches and two rugby pitches. The facilities work closely with the University’s Sports Union to support a fantastic range of more than 40 sports clubs. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a sporting fanatic or you just want to make friends and enjoy the close community that a sports club offers. From archery to dance to canoe, a positive work life balance is easily achievable. A variety of memberships to the Sport and Exercise facilities are available and we are here to support you in your fitness journey. uod.ac.uk/ise
14 West Park Flats common room Discover your home We know how Staying in university The superfast wired and wifi accommodation is a big part broadband will supercharge your important good quality of your student experience. Our study sessions and help you stay and comfortable accommodation is a home-from- connected with friends. Each flat accommodation is to home right at the heart of the has a well-equipped kitchen and you so you’ll be happy city campus. Living and working there’s a laundry on site. There on campus enables you to throw are no hidden costs as electricity, to know that Dundee’s yourself straight into student life, maintenance and personal property is a cut above. experience the very best that the insurance are included in the price. campus and city have to offer and Terms and conditions apply. meet the people who could end up being your closest friends for Forget the morning commute the rest of your life. and live right where you need to be. The majority of Dundee’s The accommodation is made up accommodation is on campus and of around 250 self-contained couldn’t be any closer to classes. flats. All the bedrooms are single occupancy, complete with an dundee.ac.uk/virtual-tour en suite shower room – no shared bathrooms for our students!
15 Seabraes kitchen Heathfield West Park Flats “You learn more about yourself and other people. It truly is an experience unlike anything else.” Ashley wrote about her time living in Dundee’s student accommodation on our student blog uod.ac.uk/studentaccom West Park Flats study area All rooms are: → single occupancy → en suite → equipped with superfast wifi → £135–165 per week (approximately) Belmont Tower bedroom
Clubs & 17 societies
18 “ Sports clubs are available for people of all abilities. Whether you are looking to compete at a high level, or just want to try something new, there is something for everyone. Since joining in first year I’ve travelled abroad with my club multiple times, made memories I will never forget, and made friends that will last a lifetime.” Dan Sayer Sports Union President
19 Sports clubs The Sports Union is the representative body of the University’s sports clubs, supported by an elected Student Executive team. We endeavour to have all of our clubs as progressive, inclusive, and successful as possible. The team works closely with the → Archery → Hockey Women Institute of Sport and Exercise → Athletics → Judo to ensure the best coaching, → Badminton → Karate equipment, and facilities → Basketball Men → Lacrosse are available. → Basketball Women → Netball → Boat Club (Rowing) → Pool In conjunction with joining a → Boxing → Rucksack sports club, there are many other → Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu → Rugby Men opportunities throughout the year → Canoe → Rugby Women to get involved in sport. You can → Cheerleading → Shinty play, coach, volunteer, or cheer on → Cricket → Ski and Snowboard our teams at Varsity. The Dundee → Cycling → Skydiving Varsity are huge annual events on → Dance → Squash our calendar, in which we go head → Equestrian → Sub Aqua to head with our close neighbours → Fencing → Surf Abertay and St. Andrews. → Football Men → Swimming and Water Polo → Football Women → Taekwondo → Futsal → Tennis → Gaelic Football Men → Trampoline → Gaelic Football Women → Triathlon → Golf → Ultimate Frisbee → Handball → Volleyball → Hockey Men
20 Societies There’s no shortage of With our broad range of societies, you can keep up with a current ways to make friends interest or try something and settle in to your new completely different. Our societies life. Alongside our sports are run by students who are clubs, Dundee University passionate about them, meaning they work to provide the best Students’ Association possible experience for their (DUSA) facilitates over members. Luckily, there’s no limit 130 welcoming student to the number of societies you societies for you to join. can join. Take a look at our society A–Z to Ranked number one globally by the discover exactly what’s on offer International Student Barometer and how you can get involved. (2019), our societies bring together groups of students who share dusa.co.uk/societies similar interests – be that a hobby, belief, or passion. Ever wanted to try performing? What about getting involved with charity work and making a difference? As part of a society, you’ll do more than make friends, you’ll develop transferable skills that will stay with you long after university.
21 “ Joining the History Society is one of the best decisions I’ve made at uni!” ead Kiah’s post “Why I joined the History Society” R on our student blog uod.ac.uk/history-society
22 “The city is a great size; you don’t need to get public transport to go anywhere unlike most other cities. You can walk or cycle anywhere, and it’s close enough to nature that you can get out if you want to. There’s a great city life with pubs and clubs and everything.” Larissa Kennel BSc Anatomical Sciences graduate
Discover 23 Dundee
24 Our strong identity, cultural confidence and openness make Dundee an exciting place to be. It’s a great place to live, being a lively student- centred community with plenty of things to do. Dundee sits on the banks of the Creativity and innovation are in River Tay in an idyllic south-facing our blood, with Dundee being the location on the east coast of birth-place of the Scottish video Scotland. Houses hug the side of games industry and worldwide the Law, the extinct volcano in the favourite, Grand Theft Auto. The heart of the city. From the top you’ll V&A Dundee is further testament see two elegant bridges reaching to this. Designed by Kengo Kuma, over the Tay, and beyond that, this innovative space provides a beautiful countryside as far as the new centre of design for Scotland eye can see. Back on ground level, and the world. you can explore our compact city centre by foot or bike.
1 in7 90% 25 City population 148,000 → Another 300,000 → Dundee population → of Scotland is within people live within currently in full-time a 90min drive a 30min drive education “Everything is very close to the University campus including shopping centres, the city centre, and accommodation. If you like walks, Dundee has the beautiful River Tay and other green spaces where students enjoy running and walking.” Jacklyn Ern Qi Thong Mathematics and financial economics student
26 Where we are Being at the heart of Scotland’s road Train from Dundee to… and rail network puts spectacular Edinburgh 1 hour 15 minutes scenery, skiing, championship golf, Glasgow 1 hour 30 minutes mountain climbing, and sailing Manchester airport 5 hours within easy reach. The major cities Birmingham 5 hours 20 minutes of Edinburgh and Glasgow are a London 6 hours short trip away. Scotland’s four main international airports all operate Scottish direct flights to… both national airlines such as British Belfast 55 minutes Airways, and low cost airlines. This London 1 hour makes it easy to get to all the major Dublin 1 hour 10 minutes centres of the UK and Europe. Amsterdam Schiphol 1 hour 25 minutes uod.ac.uk/travel Paris CDG 1 hour 45 minutes Istanbul Atatürk 4 hours 20 minutes New York JFK 7 hours Dubai 8 hours Beijing Capital 10 hours
27 United Kingdom Aberdeen SCOTLAND Dundee Glasgow Edinburgh NORTHERN Newcastle IRELAND Belfast IRELAND Liverpool Manchester Dublin Birmingham WALES ENGLAND Cardiff London Train Station Connecting the city to the East Coast Mainline, the station is a five minute walk from campus with regular trains to Scottish towns and cities, as well as London, Newcastle, York, and others around the UK. Bus Station Just a twenty minute walk from campus you can catch a bus to explore the areas surrounding Dundee, such as St. Andrews and Perth. You can also venture further afield by hopping on a bus to one of Scotland’s airports.
28 Coolest little city Of course Dundee has its share Dundee is a hive for students, full of of the larger chain shops and life, excitement and an abundance restaurants, but the thing that of eccentric bars and cosy snugs makes the city really special is that create the perfect atmosphere the love and energy that has for enjoying your favourite food been put into local businesses. and drink. Comforting pub classics, Contemporary restaurants, healthy treats, international cuisine, independent eateries, bars and days spent out with friends and outdoor social spaces will fuel your body and mind. surround the University. And when it comes to spending time outdoors, one of our student bloggers, Kira, has a helpful round Dundee is the up of her favourite local trails. UK’s only UNESCO Get your nature fix and a different City of Design. perspective of the City. uod.ac.uk/favourite-trails
29 “ I love all the live music venues that there are in Dundee. Every single night of the week there will be an open mic night somewhere, and on Thursday, Friday and Saturday you’ll have a different band playing at a different venue around the city. That variety right on your doorstep is amazing.” Jack Crozier BSc Forensic Anthropology graduate
30 Dundonians are “among the friendliest, most welcoming and entertaining people you’ll meet”. Lonely Planet 2018
31 Why I love Dundee The campus The diversity The social life Do you remember seeing those We have over 70 different Dundee might be well known movies when you were a kid nationalities among all our for its incredible academic with university campuses where students and staff, people from standards, but let’s be honest, everyone knows each other, all different backgrounds, and we all like to mix our studying groups of kids are sitting in societies for not only LGBTQ+ with a side of fun (work hard, big green areas laughing and but all other identities one might play hard, am I right?). The great lunching, and it seems like have. In my friend group we have thing about Dundee is that there everyone knows exactly where 11 different nationalities, granted is an activity for everyone. they fit in? Well that’s exactly this sometimes causes some We have more than 150 societies what Dundee is like. You can linguistic misunderstandings (tea-drinking society anyone?) (power) walk around the whole (is the Irish guy trying to say and over 40 sports clubs! DUSA campus in about five minutes! bowl or ball?!) but it is incredibly (the best students’ union in Plus, we’re only two minutes rewarding and entertaining. Scotland I think!) provide not only away from the vibrant city parties, but also activities like centre. The fact that we don’t puppy days, Games of Thrones have a campus spread out marathons and Fifa tournaments! across the city means that you will get to know students from Dundee is quite unique. I can’t all disciplines. This is just one imagine what my life would look of the reasons why Dundee is like if I had gone somewhere where you will find your second else, and I wouldn’t ever want family – because you can find to. As you start your journey the right fit for you. into adulthood I hope you enjoy Dundee just as much as I have! Daniella Karaoglan Christensen Read more about Daniella’s time BSc International Business studying and discovering Dundee graduate uod.ac.uk/daniella
Things 33 to do
35 Out and about The city’s spaces stand out. There are braes and parks, stunning views and cobbled streets, from the centre to the outskirts. Sometimes taking a break in nature is the best way to re-energise, so when you’ve finished exploring Dundee, the rest of Scotland and its coastline, glens, and mountains are right on your doorstep. There are clubs and societies that like to make the most of the great Scottish countryside, such as the surfing club’s beach lessons or the rucksack club’s weekly hill climbing and Munro bagging (conquering one of Scotland’s 282 mountains). Many students adventure out on their own or with friends, exploring the historic sites and wilderness by car, bus, train, and even bike.
36 Dundee’s best bits It’s easy to fill your free time in Dundee. After you’ve been to class, joined a society or two, nipped to the shops, and studied for a while, there are so many amazing places to visit. The V&A The Law A visit to the waterfront museum Some cycle, some jog, some even will leave you in awe of all things run, but most people just walk to design. There’s also a cafe, the top. You’ll be rewarded with restaurant, and a gift shop to pick a beautiful view of the city, often up something extra special. favoured at sunrise. Broughty Ferry The DCA You can catch a bus or cycle along A local institution with a cinema, the waterfront to reach this historic restaurant, gallery, and print studio seaside town. It’s as well known for in one beautiful space. It hosts an its ice cream as it is for its castle. annual film festival and screens blockbusters alongside the classics.
37 “BBQs on Magdalen Green during the summers are some of the best moments I have experienced in this beautiful city.” Simran Chopra Biomedical Sciences student The Dundee Rep Green spaces Slessor Gardens Home to Scotland’s only full-time There are plenty of parks where you Also next to the waterfront, the company of actors who produce can make the most of the seasons gardens host a number of events their own shows. Regular and enjoy the colours. Magdalen each year. It is regularly transformed visitors also include solo artists, Green and Balgay Park are a couple into an outdoor venue for bands comedians, operatic societies, of the favourites, popular with and artists, and was even home and ballet troupes. BBQers and joggers alike. to last year’s Pride celebration. Museums University of Dundee Bakeries Botanic Garden Learn about Dundee’s industrial No that is not a typo, Dundee is home history at the Verdant Works, We’re probably biased, but this is to a selection of fantastic bakeries. or enjoy some of Scotland’s best one of the best green spaces in A pie, or peh as they’re more art work at the McManus. The Dundee. Perfect for nature lovers affectionately known, from Clark’s, beautifully Gothic building also and free for all of our students, followed by a fudge doughnut from traces the history of Dundee with it really is a little oasis in the city. Fisher and Donaldson equals a very the help of hundreds of artefacts. successful day.
38 Sue Armstrong lecture, Festival of the Future 2019 “ Campus is always brimming with activity, you can’t help but get involved in some way or another.” Kellie Ioannou Current DUSA Vice President of Student Activities and BSc (Hons) Forensic Anthropology graduate Art by William Johnston, Degree Show 2019
39 Degree Show 2019 Events The University is always The Duncan of Jordanstone College Other events include the Saturday of Art and Design degree show Series and Scotland’s oldest looking for ways to share brings together lovers of art and continuous free public series of knowledge and engage science. Each year, you can browse talks, attracting thousands of with communities. That’s the work of final year students, from people each year. Cafe Science why throughout the year fine art and jewellery to sculptures Dundee and Dundee Arts Cafe and items designed with innovation provide an informal place to have there are exhibitions, and functionality in mind. conversations over coffee and guest lectures, events, Bright Club gives students and staff workshops, and more, to You’ll also be invited to Festival of from all fields and backgrounds the showcase the expertise the Future, a celebration of how opportunity to develop and take to science, art and culture can inspire the stage to perform short stand-up of our staff, students, and and how creative collaborations comedy routines about their work. other industry partners. can help change our lives for the better. The Festival aims to bring us together as a community; to connect, collaborate, celebrate and experience.
More than 41 a degree
42 These are your opportunities We offer a full careers service, volunteering advice, careers fairs, and entrepreneurship training so you can pack your CV full of the things employers are looking for and land that perfect job. We offer career advice for life to all of our graduates to make sure you get the support you need at every stage of your career. uod.ac.uk/careers Liam Elphick, a BSc International the Society, I met my flatmate They revised my CV, took me Business student, took full from Sweden before classes even through a coaching session and advantage of this support. Here started and now we have been undertook mock interviews. I know he describes his journey from living together for three years! I would not have got the job without student to motivated and well their help. I really want to forge prepared graduate. The School of Business and a career in the banking industry Careers Service staff are second and my experience has given me During my time at Dundee I have to none. They do their best to the right exposure. Hopefully I can enjoyed many experiences that help every student that walks in. build on that through a graduate have shaped my degree and career Through their connections they scheme in the banking sector. prospects. My personal journey has put me in touch with a local Social been much more than turning up Enterprise where I volunteered Dundee as a city and a University for the 9am lectures. The University as a mentor to school leavers. invests in its students. I am leaving of Dundee has invested in me and I have also been paired with a with a degree, lifelong friends, my future. local Bank Manager to increase relevant career experience and my awareness of leadership and a lot of enthusiasm. Something I am from New Zealand and chose the financial industry. I’m not sure every university would to move to Dundee for my studies be able to replicate. when I was 18. Before I even arrived Before applying to my part time the International Student Society role as an Associate Personal Read more from Liam here got in touch with me to make Banker at RBS, the staff at the uod.ac.uk/LiamElphick my transition as seamless and Careers Service went above enjoyable as possible. Through and beyond to assist me.
43 Nurturing entrepreneurial potential The Centre for Entrepreneurship aims to improve your self-reliance and employability by providing opportunities to develop your enterprise skills and commercial awareness. The Centre is run with the help of The Venture Competition is a local business experts who provide major annual event that supports training and mentoring sessions. new business ideas. There is up There is also a packed programme to £26,000 available to those of careers fairs, workshops, and with the most impressive pitches. talks that will have a big impact Winners are also awarded a spot on your future career. on a 3 month business accelerator programme to further develop their skills and nurture their business ideas. uod.ac.uk/entrepreneurship
44 Explore “ I spent a lot of time studying, dancing, travelling and the people I met were the most genuine, nice people I know, always ready to help you. There is something really exciting about being on a different continent, surrounded by snow and doing your own thing.” Pancho Panchov Atanasov studied abroad at the University of Waterloo, Canada
45 “ Studying abroad is a life changing experience which will shape you and your future and I can’t recommend it highly enough!” Harry Martin studied abroad at Leiden Law School, Netherlands Exchange programmes The University has exchange agreements with many Take a look at our website for the most up-to-date information on a list universities across Europe, Asia, North America, and of exciting exchange opportunities Australasia. Students have travelled across the globe uod.ac.uk/studyabroad to study and immerse themselves in new cultures while gaining friends, memories, experiences and a fresh perspective on their studies along the way.
46 Research with impact Over the past 50 years we have pioneered innovations as diverse as flat screen technology seen on every mobile phone or tablet and minimally-invasive, or ‘keyhole’, surgery. That spirit of discovery and innovation is ongoing, and the impact of our research is felt around the world. We undertake vital research with Our School of Medicine is one Our involvement is based a focus on impact. We work with of the leading centres of medical around our expertise in materials partners – other universities, education in the UK, while all engineering, mechanical research institutes, major charities, the time producing research engineering, civil engineering, and leading companies around the breakthroughs which improve and computing, including the world to deliver on our ambition. our understanding, treatment development of a new laser We have a long and successful track and prevention of diseases technique that can help raise the record of discovery, helping to drive such as cancer, diabetes and efficiency of the Large Hadron innovation and solve some of the cardiovascular disease. We Collider at CERN. world’s most pressing problems. are now doing the same for Parkinson’s disease and other Our forensic scientists produce Through our innovative Drug neurodegenerative conditions. new technologies and techniques Discovery Unit – the only fully that are helping save lives and operational, fully integrated drug We are a partner of the CMS support the justice system, such as discovery group working across Collaboration at CERN, where a new form of smoke alarm that is multiple diseases based within they discovered the Higgs-Boson massively more efficient at waking a UK university – we have made particle. Dundee is the first Scottish up children than the existing discoveries such as a compound university to join the collaboration model, an innovation that can with the potential to treat malaria and one of only a handful in the UK. saves the lives of thousands. in a single dose.
47 “ Some truly amazing research is being carried out at the University. The fact that it influenced the teaching I received was a huge positive.” Lauren Dunlop MBChB Medicine graduate We are a leading centre for the development of assistive technologies, bringing the benefits of the digital age to those who suffer from the most severe communication disabilities. Our core purpose is to transform lives locally and globally. That applies to the people around the world who benefit every day from our research. uod.ac.uk/research
48 At a great university you will learn from the very best. Our teaching is some of the highest quality you will find, in fact it’s gold standard.
Course 49 guide
Discover 50 your course Your application 52 Art, Design & Architecture 62 Our art and design degrees 64 Our degrees 55 → Art & Design (General Foundation) 66 → Animation 68 Our MA Honours degree 56 → Art & Philosophy 70 → Digital Interaction Design 72 Studying languages 58 → Fine Art 74 → Graphic Design 76 The professions at Dundee 59 → Illustration 78 → Interior & Environmental Design 80 Part-time study and 60 → Jewellery & Metal Design 82 international students → Product Design 84 → Textile Design 86 → Architecture 88 Business & Finance 90 → Accountancy 92 → Business Management 94 → Economic Studies 96 → Finance 98 → International Business 100 Computing 102 → Applied Computing 104 → Computing Science 106
51 Education & Social Work 108 Life Sciences & Forensic 142 Anthropology → Community Education 110 → Education 112 Our life sciences degrees 144 → Social Work 114 → Anatomical Sciences 146 → Biological Sciences 148 Environment & Geography 116 → Biomedical Sciences 150 → Forensic Anthropology 152 → Environmental Science 118 → Environmental Sustainability 120 → Geography 122 Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing 154 → Urban Planning 124 → Dentistry 156 → Medicine 158 Humanities 126 → Nursing (Adult / Child / Mental Health) 160 → English / Creative Writing / Film Studies 128 → Oral Health Sciences 162 → History / Scottish Historical Studies 130 → Liberal Arts 132 Psychology 164 → Philosophy 134 → Psychology 166 Law & Politics 136 Science & Engineering 168 → Law (Dual Qualifying / English Law / Scots Law) 138 → Politics / International Relations 140 → Biomedical Engineering 170 → Civil Engineering 172 → Mathematical Biology 174 → Mathematics 176 → Mechanical Engineering 178 → Physics / Astrophysics 180
52 Your application What you will need to apply Qualifications required for entry You’ll need qualifications, For entry to all courses a minimum a personal statement and a standard of English language is The qualifications or grades you reference. For some specific required. This should be at least need will vary by course and may courses you may also need to: National 5 Grade C or GCSE Grade also depend on whether you → attend an interview C or IB SL at 4. For entrants whose are a widening access student, (Dentistry, Medicine, Oral Health first language is not English, discussed overleaf. Sciences, Nursing, Education, an IELTS score of at least 6.0 MA and PGDE, and some art (or equivalent) is essential. On each course page, entry and design courses) requirements to Level 1 are listed for → submit a portfolio or creative For some courses there may be the standard qualifications held by piece of work (Architecture and good reason for stipulating an the majority of applicants. If you think art and design courses) English qualification above the you are eligible for entry to Level 2 → sit the UCAT test (Medicine minimum. Please visit the course (the second year of the course), and Dentistry) webpage for details. please check our course webpage → submit an additional piece for additional requirements. of work to allow selectors to We call all of these criteria our entry assess suitability (Humanities requirements and they differ for For most courses the prospectus and Community Education) each course. states the “standard” and “widening → provide evidence of relevant access” entry requirements. work or voluntary experience You will also need to apply on time. Applications received by the for some professional Any applications received after UCAS deadline, and which already degree courses these dates will be treated as ‘late’ meet or are predicted to meet the and may not be considered. standard entry requirements, will In general, interviews and tests be given equal consideration. take place between December and → 15 October 2021 – deadline April. If there are dates when you for applications for Medicine Our widening access entry are unavailable for interview (for and Dentistry requirements acknowledge that example, due to examinations) you → 15 January 2022 – UCAS you may not have had the same can mark these in the appropriate deadline for all other opportunities to realise your space on your UCAS application. UK applicants academic potential. Our selection → 30 June 2022 – UCAS deadline process will therefore take into If you are applying to a course that for all other international account a range of contextual requires an interview, portfolio, applicants. Applications factors and offer you additional or selection test we will provide after 30 June are entered pre-entry support. guidance on what is expected of into Clearing. you once we have made our initial If you have, or are anticipated to assessment after the UCAS deadline. For all full-time higher education have grades below the published courses at universities and colleges widening access level due to your in the UK, students should apply circumstances, you could be online via UCAS. The UCAS website eligible for a supported offer. (ucas.com) lists all the key dates and You will be invited to attend one deadlines you need to know about. of our summer school programmes so that you are fully prepared to begin your degree with us.
53 Discover your course Here is an example of how our entry requirements are presented: Entry requirements → AABB (standard) This is our standard entry requirement and unless SQA Higher GCE A-Level you are a widening access student, your grades will have to be as good as or better than these. Standard AABB BBB These qualifications should normally be achieved Widening access BBBB BCC first time but for many courses we do consider qualifications achieved by the end of S6. BTEC: A relevant BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with DDM → BBBB (widening access) IB Diploma: 30 points with 5,5,5 at HL If you are a widening access student with one of the listed contextual factors you may be made an offer. Essential subjects Biology (Higher, A-L, HL) plus mathematics and → Essential subjects chemistry (Int 2/ Nat 5 at C, GCSE at C/4, IB SL at 4). Remember to check that you have or will attain these as for some courses you will not be considered without them. If a subject is recommended, this is not a requirement but will be an advantage to have when studying your course. The list below shows the abbreviated titles of entry qualifications which are used in this prospectus, and the grades which we accept as passes. Examination Board Qualification Abbreviation Pass Grades Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Higher H A–C Advanced Higher AH A–C National 5 Nat5 A–C Intermediate 2 Int2 A–C Standard Grade SG 1–3 General Certificate of Education (GCE) A-Level A–L A*–E AS Level AS A–E GCSE GCSE A*–C / 9–4 International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher Level HL 4–7 Standard Level SL 4–7
54 Widening access explained How your application is dealt with The University recognises that our Our admissions team will also applicants come from a variety of look for further evidence of Once we receive your application different backgrounds and not all challenging circumstances. from UCAS it will be assessed by have had the same opportunities two members of staff. To ensure to realise their academic potential. You may receive a supported offer our selection is transparent, The selection process will take into from us. This means you would consistent, and fair, you may not account of a range of contextual also be offered a place on our receive a decision from us until factors and offer you additional Dundee based (DUAL), or online early May. This is to ensure we pre-entry support. summer school (OSS) programmes. consider all applications received Successful completion of summer by the UCAS deadline equally. We will consider circumstances school makes sure that when you where you: start in September you are fully We carefully consider all aspects → attend a partner school prepared and supported. of your application including your we have prioritised qualifications, personal statement, → live in a Scottish Index of Read more on our Contextual and academic reference before Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) Admissions Policy and other making a decision about whether 20% zone circumstances we consider to offer you a place or invite you → have personal circumstances uod.ac.uk/incontext for interview. We inform UCAS of that have been especially our decision, and UCAS passes challenging, especially this information onto you, the if you are: applicant, via UCAS Track. – a looked after person (care experienced) To read the full University – someone who cares, Admissions Policy, please visit unpaid, for a friend or family uod.ac.uk/admissionspolicy member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem, or an addiction cannot cope without your support – a Government refugee or asylum seeker.
55 Our degrees Discover your course We pride ourselves on offering a fantastic range of subjects at Dundee. In fact, you can choose from more than 200 undergraduate degree courses. Four year Honours Three year Honours Five year degrees As with most Scottish universities, However, if you don’t want to For some degrees, you will need the majority of our Honours study for four years, most degree to study for a little longer. Our degrees traditionally take four structures are flexible enough to MBChB Medicine, BDS Dentistry years of study to complete. This allow suitably qualified students and MArch Architecture degrees is different from universities in to start at Level 2 (2nd year). all take five years. If you choose to the rest of the UK, and we are This is known as ‘advanced entry’ take an extra year in the middle of proud that the Scottish four year and you can check the specific your Medicine or Dentistry degree undergraduate degree model has requirements on our course pages. to also study for one of our BMSc been replicated in the USA, and Intercalated Degrees, then you will more recently in Hong Kong. In line with English, Welsh and graduate after six years, but with Northern Irish universities, Dundee two degrees to your name! This additional year is designed to also offers a few discrete three year give you a broader education in the Honours degrees, including: In some of our science and early years with a greater degree → LLB (Hons) English/NI Law engineering subjects we also offer of flexibility, and in many cases, → LLB (Hons) Law (English/NI) a five year integrated master’s, the opportunity to try out new with Energy Law usually an MEng, MSci or MMath. subjects. In the final two years you → BSc (Hons) Applied Computing: For some of these subjects, will narrow your choice of subject Human Computer Interaction such as in engineering, physics and specialise in the key areas of or mathematics, you can apply interest to you. directly to the MSci, MMath or MEng degree through UCAS. For degrees in life sciences, you will have the option to transfer onto the MSci route if you perform well enough in your first three years. The integrated master’s degrees allow you to carry out much deeper study in your final year, and they usually introduce an element of research. However, these are still undergraduate degrees and are not equivalent to a postgraduate master’s.
56 Our MA Honours degree Our undergraduate MA degree follows the traditional Key features of the Scottish degree structure, and you will study more Dundee MA degree than one subject in both of your first two years → Highly flexible (Levels 1 and 2), even if you are applying for a single → Challenges you to find creative Honours degree, e.g. MA (Hons) English. solutions to problems through active learning The four year MA (Honours) degree You can choose to study for a single → Helps you develop critical- offers a range of subjects in the MA Honours degree in just one thinking and analytical skills Humanities, Liberal Arts, and Social subject, a joint MA Honours degree → Equips you with essential Sciences which may be studied for in two subjects, or the new MA employability skills for a fast- a single, joint, or general Honours (Hons) Liberal Arts allows you to changing globalised world degree. It has been designed study several different subjects to maximise flexibility in course alongside your main interest As well as the main degree subjects choices, both for the specialist (or ‘major’), or to pursue a broad- shown here, it is possible to and the generalist. Well-qualified based curriculum without the include a range of other courses applicants may gain advanced requirement to specialise. throughout your three or four years entry to Level 2 of the course of study. European languages and achieve an Honours degree Whichever degree pathway you (French or Spanish) can be taken in just three years. choose, the interdisciplinary throughout all years of your degree. approach of the MA programme The range of subjects illustrated lets you develop a broad range of Courses offered by other academic here shows the breadth of choice skills and knowledge from various Schools may also be taken as part available throughout the degree academic areas, which enables of an MA degree. In addition to the at each level. you to see connections between subject-based courses, skills-based disciplines, and to synthesise courses in Career Planning, as well diverse ideas and approaches – as Internships, are available to help a skill highly valued by employers. you prepare for the future. Many courses also offer study abroad opportunities and internship options, which provide valuable experience beyond your chosen degree. “The flexibility of the MA is great, as is the range of topics on offer. The four year degree allows you to go down different pathways, see how different subjects are taught and get your brain used to thinking in different ways.” Gillian Howieson MA Psychology graduate
57 → Discover your course Level 1 entry Level 1 with Highers, Normally six modules from two to four subject A-Levels areas. For MA (Hons) Liberal Arts, six modules from up to six different IB Diploma, subject areas. HNC etc Subjects include: Applied languages (French and Spanish), economic studies, English, environmental science, environmental sustainability, film studies, geography, history, information technology, mathematics, philosophy, planning, politics, psychology or a subject from outside the MA, e.g. biology. Advanced entry (to Level 2) → Level 2 with recognised Normally six modules from two to four subject areas. For MA (Hons) Liberal foundation Arts, six modules from up to six different subject areas. At least four course, modules should be at Level 2. HND, A-Levels, IB Diploma etc Subjects include: Applied languages (French and Spanish), career planning, creative writing, economic studies, English, environmental science, environmental sustainability, European studies, film studies, geography, history, mathematics, philosophy, planning, politics or psychology. Level 3 → Graduate with MA Arts and Social Sciences (without Honours) Normally four modules from one (single Honours) or two (joint Honours) subject areas. For MA (Hons) Liberal Arts, four modules from up to four different subject areas.* Level 4 → Graduate with named MA (Honours) degree Level 3 and Level 4 subjects include: Applied languages (French and Spanish), business economics with marketing, creative writing, economics, English, environmental science, environmental sustainability, European languages and culture, European philosophy, European politics, European studies, film studies, financial economics, geography, geopolitics, history, international business, international relations, mathematics, philosophy, planning, politics, psychology or Scottish historical studies. * For MA (Hons) Liberal Arts, across Level 3 and Level 4 combined, you will take modules from at least three different subject areas, and normally you will take no more than 4 modules in a single subject area.
58 Studying languages Why study languages French or Spanish as part Languages for All at Dundee? of your degree At Dundee we want all our students One of the best ways to make Languages can be studied for to be able to study languages. yourself even more employable as credits at Levels 1 and 2 in all our Our Languages for All programme a graduate is to study a language MA and LLB degrees, as well as allows you to do just that. as part of or alongside your degree. in a number of our courses in Depending on what subjects you are psychology, international business, This can either be used to obtain studying there are a number of ways and accountancy. You can start at 20 credits towards certain degrees you can do this. You’ll be taught by either beginner or advanced level. at Levels 1 and 2, or can be an a team who are passionate about optional extra (please be aware what they do and who put your You can formally integrate a that there is a cost to take part needs as a student first. language with your degree by if it is not credit-bearing). continuing in Level 3 and 4 as Dundee graduates who have part of your MA or LLB degree Languages currently on offer as studied a language have gone on (e.g. MA Politics with French). part of the programme include to work all over the world. Many BSc Psychology or International French and Spanish, as well as go on to teach English as a second Business can also provide you Arabic, British Sign Language, language, whilst others choose with this option. Mandarin Chinese, Italian, to work in publishing, law, tourism, Japanese, and Russian. government, NGOs, business, As well as this, you can study or commerce. one MA degree subject with two languages as part of the European languages course (e.g. MA History with European Languages). In Levels 2 and 3, there are opportunities for you to take part in exchanges for one or two semesters all across Europe. “Studying Spanish meant more than gaining fluency. With their commitment and genuineness, the lecturers imparted their knowledge of a different culture.” Hanna Gottmann MA European Studies and International Relations with Spanish graduate
59 The professions at Dundee Discover your course Since its establishment as an independent institution in 1967, the University of Dundee has had a strong emphasis on graduating students into the professions. When we talk about the Due to the nature of the If you choose to study law you professions, we mean the degrees qualifications, and the fact that won’t just be surrounded by future that exist to provide you with all our relevant degrees in the lawyers, you’ll interact with politics the specific training needed for professions are accredited by and history students, life scientists, particular areas of employment. their relevant professional body, and mathematicians. If you’re a they may not have quite as many medic or a dentist you could be At Dundee this includes: module choices as other degrees. part of a society with a languages → accountancy However, we work to make sure student and play on a sports team → architecture you have as many options as with a physicist. As a student of → dentistry possible within your discipline, architecture you could sit next to → education meaning that although you may a trainee teacher in a guest lecture → engineering be restricted to one subject, within and go to the cinema with a cancer → law that area you can specialise in the researcher afterwards. → medicine area that interests you most. → nursing It’s this breadth of interaction → social work Thanks to the wide range of and the wealth of extracurricular professions that we teach, as well activities available that will make Many of these degrees, and as the nonprofessional degrees, you incredibly employable in your others in the fields of computing, you won’t just be exposed to chosen profession. Employers environmental sustainability, colleagues within your discipline. aren’t just looking for graduates finance, psychology, physics, and Dundee has a brilliant student with the right degrees, particularly more, are accredited by relevant experience partly due to the variety in the highly competitive professional bodies. This means of students on campus, and our professions. They need graduates that when you graduate, you will students in the professions gain with professionally accredited have been trained to the standards a lot from this. degrees with the experience required by your profession. needed to excel in their field, and See the relevant course sections as a graduate of the University for information on the professional of Dundee, that’s exactly what accreditation for each of our courses. you’ll have the opportunity to be. “Dundee students can be sure that they will graduate fully prepared and confident of their success in their future profession.” Lauren Dunlop MBChB Medicine graduate
60 Part-time study and international students Many people wish to study at degree level but are unable to fit full-time study around family, work and other commitments. The University of Dundee offers a number of certificates, diplomas, and degrees that can be studied on a part-time basis, some in person on campus, and others by distance learning. A summary of some of the options available is given below. For details on how to apply to any of these, please visit our website, which also includes more details on entry requirements, costs and content. Part-time MA degree Courses for adults Distance learning The part-time MA degree offers We also offer over 100 short The University of Dundee has been opportunities to study at degree daytime and evening classes, at the forefront of distance learning level regardless of background, age lecture series and one-day education for some 30 years. or experience. This is a flexible part- workshops, drawing on areas of This is an educational approach time degree taught on a modular expertise within the University to to learning that enables us to offer basis within a two-semester include fine art and design, film a wide range of flexible learning academic year. By accumulating and media, literature and creative opportunities to students in the the appropriate number of credits writing, history, science and UK and abroad at undergraduate at the relevant level of study social studies. The majority of our and postgraduate levels. Many you can achieve the award of courses do not require any entry of these are related to continuing Certificate, Diploma, or Degree. qualifications and are generally professional development (CPD), The part-time MA can be studied open to anyone over the age of 16. but some are undertaken for during the day or in the evening. Concession fees may be available. personal interest or pleasure. uod.ac.uk/ma-part-time uod.ac.uk/coursesforadults uod.ac.uk/distance
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