As Scottish University of the Year in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, we’ve been hailed for our excellent teaching quality and student experience. The University of Dundee is in the UK’s top ten for both key measures in the Good University Guide analysis.

We’re also in the Times Higher World Top 200 (and the only Scottish institution moving upwards in this league). These accolades demonstrate that we’re continually striving to improve – and being recognised for doing so. What this means to you is that you’re in safe hands. Our overarching mission is to transform lives and we certainly hope we get the opportunity to transform yours. 

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Courses & facilities

A unique and distinctive place to study Architecture & Urban Planning


Get connected

Develop your professional and community network to understand the needs of our built environment


UNESCO City of Design

Study Architecture & Urban Planning in Dundee, a recognised UNESCO as City of Design


Scottish University of the Year

Scottish University of the Year and in the UK’s top ten for teaching quality and student experience, The Times, Good University Guide 2017


Maximise your career opportunities

We’re the only university in Scotland to combine Architecture & Urban Planning to maximise your career opportunities

We’re unique

We’re the only university in Scotland to combine Architecture & Urban Planning together to offer you unique hybrid qualifications and open up many career opportunities.

A distinctive location

Dundee, a UNESCO as City of Design, occupies a distinctive location – on the banks of the River Tay and surrounded by many rural communities. These unique qualities coupled with the city’s post-industrial and disfigured marine edged landscapes provide you with the perfect platform to engage with local issues and translate them onto a global scale. 

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International outlook

There’s no better way to learn about the built environment than by being in it. That’s why we take you on site and study visits as much as possible during your studies – so that you can experience, in person, real places and spaces, and world-class architecture. Our visits vary from year to year but always include day trips within Scotland and often opportunities for longer overseas trips to architectural sites and major European cities.

Recently our students have visited Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Copenhagen and Porto.

The university carefully mixes an understanding of localism with an international context and this has helped develop my career. These links and opportunities are fundamental to success not just in your first job after graduation but every single day after that.

Kirsty Macari
Senior Planning Officer (Environment & Development Plan) Angus Council

You’ll design for the future

We recognise that architects and urban planners are increasingly engaged within a complex network of professions in designing buildings that contribute to the sustainable growth of our cities. We also understand as a student you want to consolidate a strong position in this network and learn the skills needed to be an effective leader who can competently design for the future.

That’s why we continue to engage with the professions, the city/region and wider community to understand the current needs and appetites of our built environment and involve you in this ever evolving exchange. 

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We are one of the top UK universities for graduate employment

96.2% of our graduates are in work or further study six months after graduation. This means that degree in Architecture & Urban Planning from the University of Dundee will put you in a great position to embark on a rewarding and challenging career.

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