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Dundee top in UK for Medicine in Complete University Guide 2021

Published on 9 June 2020

Dundee sits alongside Glasgow at the top of the Medicine rankings for the UK, and is also number one for Medical Technology.

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The University of Dundee has been ranked joint 1st for Medicine in the UK in the newly published Complete University Guide 2021 rankings.


Dundee sits alongside Glasgow at the top of the Medicine rankings, and is also number one for Medical Technology.


This caps a strong performance across our wider life and medical sciences with the University also in the UK top five for Dentistry (2nd), Forensic Science (2nd), Pharmacology & Pharmacy (2nd) and Biological Sciences (3rd).


Professor Rory McCrimmon, Dean of the School of Medicine, said, “This is an excellent result that shows once again that Dundee is among the very best places to study medicine.


“We see our students as doctors in training from day one so they are engaged with clinical practice right from the start of their course. This means they are ready and prepared to make an immediate impact to our health services by the time they graduate. That is something which has been exemplified by our most recent graduates, many of whom have answered the call to help the NHS in these challenging times.”


The University also featured in the subject ranking top tens for Anatomy & Physiology (6th), Education (7th), General Engineering (7th), Social Work (8th) and Art & Design (9th). There was a dramatic rise in the tables for Nursing, which surged 22 places to sit 24th in the table.


The Complete University Guide said Medicine was one of their most viewed subjects and there had been a surge of interest in other health-related subjects including Nursing.


In the overall league table, Dundee is at 31st in the UK, out of 130 universities, for the third consecutive year.


The full Complete University Guide rankings can be found here.


Roddy Isles

Head of Corporate Communication

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