The University of Dundee was founded in 1881 and became a college of St Andrews University in 1897. In 1967, they regained their independence and celebrated 50 years as an independent university in 2017. 

Ranked in the top 15 UK Law Schools in the main University League tables, Dundee Law School welcomes students from across the UK and further afield for its LLB and LLM programs. A very strong emphasis is placed on student support and experience. Our size means that we are able to provide lots of small group teaching opportunities. You will be challenged, but also provided with lots of support in order to reach your full potential. 

Students learn and develop both legal and transferable skills such as the ability to understand and analyse complex materials, and present persuasive arguments orally and in writing. 

High school entrants can choose the 3 year LLB (Hons) in English Law, or for graduates, in any subject, there is the accelerated 2 year LLB in English Law.

For postgraduate study, students can choose from one of our innovative LLM programs, including the LLMs in Business and Human Rights, Environmental Law or even spend a semester in France on our dual award LLM in International Commercial Law. 

All of our programs provide students with a broad choice of modules and a strong emphasis is placed on developing skills which will help you flourish in your future career.


Dundee Law School graduates have reached the highest levels of the legal profession including senior members of the judiciary in the Court of Session, the Old Bailey and the European Court of Human Rights. The current UK judge in the European Court of Human Rights, Judge Tim Eicke QC, graduated from Dundee with his LLB in English Law. 


Dundee is a campus university at the heart of a thriving, student-centred city. The main campus is based in the city’s popular west-end and is close to lots of restaurants, cafés and local cultural hubs like Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) and the Dundee Rep.

Once you arrive in the city, you’ll also benefit from Dundee’s famously friendly approach and welcoming nature. In fact, the university regularly appears at the top end of student experience and student living surveys. In the recent National Student Survey (2017), Dundee was rated in the top 10 in the UK for student experience for the second successive year. What’s more, in the International Barometer 2017, the leading benchmarking tool used to track the international student experience, Dundee had the highest score in the UK for ‘satisfaction with living’. 

The city itself benefits from a large student population and you’ll find lots of excellent social, religious and shopping facilities. Dundee enjoys a scenic location on the estuary of the River Tay on the east coast of Scotland, with the Highlands to the north and St Andrews and Edinburgh to the south. All of Scotland’s historic sites are within easy reach and Glasgow and Edinburgh are just a 1-hour train journey away.

With a range of scholarships available, and the flagship V&A museum of Design set to open in 2018, there’s never been a better time to come to Dundee. 


All university accommodation is self-catering, single bedrooms with en-suite shower and toilet. There is a variety of accommodation sites on the campus with kitchen and dining space within cluster flats. All students can access laundry facilities, bicycle storage and all accommodation has superfast wired and WIFI internet as well as connection to Freeview or Freesat TV. The weekly accommodation costs include utility bills. There is also plentiful private accommodation in the neighbourhood, next to the campus, which is popular with graduate students in particular.


As Dundee is a relatively compact campus, the majority of facilities are within easy walking distance and on-campus student accommodation, the Enquiry Centre, students union, gym and main library are all just a few minutes apart. This helps to create a strong community feel within the campus and contributes towards a friendly atmosphere.

Dundee’s campus is a mix of modern and traditional buildings, all equipped with the latest technology. The Institute of Sport and Exercise (ISE) has a range of facilities available including two exercise studios, three glass-backed competition standard squash courts, a designated strength performance centre, a specialised dance/indoor studio, a 25m swimming pool with sauna, floodlit all-weather tennis courts and two large indoor sports halls. There’s a range of 40+ sports clubs and over 190 student societies so you’ll always have something to do.

The main library offers students on-campus access to the information and support that can help throughout their studies. This includes face-to-face help from professional library staff and long opening hours throughout the semester (including 24-hour access during exams). There’s also a range of learning spaces and access to 322 PC’s. Students also benefit from the university’s high-speed wifi and extensive electronic resources including e-books, e-journals and image and sound resources from across the world. For law students there is a dedicated Law library.

At Dundee, students have access to top-class support, even after they have graduated. Whilst studying, there is a range of services available including counselling and student support. What’s more, the careers service offers lifetime support to all Dundee graduates and can help students by providing valuable careers guidance. 

If you're interested in studying at the University of Dundee, contact one of our Canada Law from Abroad Advisors today!


Student population: Approx. 17,000 students and 3,000 staff

Number of international students: Approx. 4,000

City population: Approx. 150,000

Location: east coast of Scotland – Dundee is a thriving city-campus on the doorstep of some amazing countryside

Closest airports: Dundee (London flights) and Edinburgh (International flights)

Date of establishment: The University of Dundee was founded in 1881 and became a college of St Andrews University in 1897. In 1967, they regained their independence and celebrated 50 years as an independent university in 2017.

Notable alumni:

  • Gary Lightbody – lead singer of the band Snow Patrol
  • James McIntosh – food writer
  • John Suchet – news anchor
  • Susan Philipsz OBE – 2010 Turner Prize winner
  • Sir James W. Black – notable pharmacologist and Nobel Laureate
  • Margaret Fairlie – gynaecologist and first female professor in Scotland
  • Donald Findlay QC – criminal defence advocate
  • Johanna Basford OBE – illustrator
  • Gil Perrone – Jay-Z’s oral surgeon in Central Park West, New York
Kathleen S.
University of Dundee

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