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
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
One of the UK’s top 30 universities
The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and The Guardian University Guide 2019
Maximise your career opportunities
We’re the only university in Scotland to combine Architecture & Urban Planning to maximise your career opportunities
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.
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.
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.
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.