About Dundee

Fantastic culture, beautiful landscapes and famously friendly people….Scotland has passion and innovation at its heart and these are just some of the reasons why it’s an amazing place to live and study.

Dundee is located on the banks of the River Tay on the east coast of Scotland. It regularly appears at the top end of ‘quality of life’ surveys in the UK – offering all that’s great about city life, but being friendly, compact and easy to navigate.

The Wall Street Journal named Dundee as one of their ten hot destinations for 2018.

Dundee’s population is around 150,000. With students making up 1 in 5 of the population, our city is geared towards student life.

Our campus is right in the heart of Dundee’s vibrant and fun West End, with shops, cafes and restaurants all on your doorstep.

“Scottish people are nice and friendly. I remember the first day I arrived, the fellow who was supposed to meet me was not there yet. The taxi driver dropped me off, I knocked on the door and he was not there, so I was waiting outside. Someone came and asked if I was okay and invited me in while I waited. He welcomed me and gave me food and drink, so I started to love the people of Dundee and Scotland from the first day I came.” Willy William Mrema is from Tanzania and is studying MSc Geotechnical Engineering.

Rankings: https://www.dundee.ac.uk/about/our-rankings/

Social sciences

Social sciences encapsulate many of the academic areas that shape society. These include how we are governed (law), where we live (architecture, planning, and geography), how economies and businesses function (business and management studies), the choices we make (psychology) and our politics and international relations. Essentially anything that influences how people think and behave.

What you can study

  • Architecture & Urban Planning
  • Business
  • Geography
  • Energy Law & Policy (CEPMLP)
  • Environmental Science
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Politics

Institute of Social Sciences Research

We are engaged in understanding the world’s most complex and challenging issues. These range from health, work and well-being to climate change and community resilience and from security and social justice to the experiences of children, families, and relationships.

Our researchers work collaboratively with policy and practice communities in Scotland, the UK and internationally to ensure their research has an impact beyond the academy.

We carry out world-leading research, which is founded on a unique combination disciplines: Law, Business, Energy Law and Policy, Geography, Environmental Science, Politics and International Relations, Psychology, Architecture and Urban Planning.

Our ground-breaking research is known for expertise, excellence, and impact and seeks to understand the world’s most complex and challenging issues. We pride ourselves on delivering research with significant impact on global innovation and international policy.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:


University of Dundee - School of Social Sciences

Our course draws upon the expertise of research and clinical psychologists to provide you with a unique education in the foundations of, and current issues in, the psycho ... [+]


Our course draws upon the expertise of research and clinical psychologists to provide you with a unique education in the foundations of, and current issues in, the psychology of mental health. It is an ideal opportunity for those who wish to go on to study for a Ph.D. in psychology or a doctorate in clinical psychology, as well as professionals working with children and adults. It is one of the only MSc courses in the UK on which you will be taught by clinical psychologists. Our students tell us they find the teaching and supervision contact with clinicians to be a key strength.

You’ll study advanced modules in the foundations of adult mental health, current issues in psychological health care, and one module of your choice from the areas of developmental psychopathology, evolution, and behavior, or social psychology. You will also learn advanced quantitative and qualitative research methods and will conduct a dissertation co-supervised by a member of academic staff and a clinical psychologist.... [-]

United Kingdom Dundee
September 2019
12 months
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