Talent Pool

One of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe (Ninewells Hospital & Medical School) and 3 world renowned Universities all within a 14 mile radius.

Univeresity of Dundee. Abertay University and St Andrews Univeresity.


With respect to the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee:

In the School of Life Sciences, undergraduate teaching is led by members of the D’Arcy Thompson Unit.  The degree programmes have risen rapidly up the rankings over the years to consistently be listed in the top 10 universities in the UK for Biological Sciences (Complete University Guide 2019, Guardian University Guide 2019, Sunday Times University Guide 2019).


Research-led teaching

The undergraduate degrees in Life Sciences provide innovative approaches to teaching and learning that are directly informed by the excellence of our research. In the latter years of the undergraduate courses, internationally-acclaimed research staff design and deliver courses, ensuring teaching is informed by the world-class research.


Degrees with a real-world focus

The research collaborations with the world’s major pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies allow students to explore real-world issues in the context of their studies.


Employable graduates

The University of Dundee understands the importance of preparing graduates to shape the world in which they live, not simply fit into pre-defined skills. That’s why emphasisis is put on the importance of collaboration and flexibility throughout teaching, and why the graduates leave prepared to take on the challenges of the modern world.


Accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology

Accreditation by the Society means the courses are recognized for their academic rigor and excellence. In addition, it acknowledges that the School of Life Sciences equip graduates with solid academic foundations and skills employers are looking for.


Real research experience opportunities

The University of Dundee offer a number of summer research internships for undergraduates, giving students invaluable experience of working in our research laboratories (outside term-time) during the summer months. The schemes are open to both University of Dundee students and those from elsewhere, including international students.