University of dundee new zealand

University of dundee new zealand

New Zealand

Study for your undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the Scottish University of the Year 2016 and 2017 (The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide).  We have been voted number one for student experience in Scotland for six years running and are amongst the top 1% of universities in the world.

We offer an exceptional standard of education, built on a foundation of outstanding research.  Our teaching is ranked highly in the top university league tables, and our small class sizes provide you with a highly personalised education.

Career prospects for our graduates are amongst the best in the UK.

Study for a degree in Scotland

The Scottish education system dates back as far as 1413. The USA and France also use our educational degree model.

An undergraduate degree is a first degree for those who do not already hold one.  You can choose from more than 220 undergraduate degree courses.

Four Year Honours

As with most Scottish universities, the majority of our undergraduate degrees traditionally take four years study to complete. This is different from those in the rest of the UK, and the additional year is designed to give you a broader education in the early years with a greater degree of flexibility, and in many
cases, the opportunity to try out new subjects.

In the final two years you will narrow your choice of subject and specialise in the key areas of interest to you.  It is also possible to study for a joint degree.

Three Year Honours

If you are suitably qualified, you may be able to start your course at Level 2 (second year).  This is known as advanced entry.

We also offer several discrete three year degree courses, including:

Five Year Degrees

For some degrees, you will need to study for a little longer. Courses which take five years include:

Academic Years

Our academic years run from September to May, with two teaching semesters. Exams for most undergraduate courses are in December and April/May.

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In the UK, the term ‘postgraduate’ refers to Masters and PhD level courses. You may know these as ‘graduate’ level.

Masters Degrees

Our postgraduate Masters degrees are 12 months in duration. The advantage to the 12 month courses is that you will save both time and money, and begin your career sooner.

You will leave with a specialisation that can give you an edge in a particular field. Courses start in September, some also have January start dates.


A PhD or Doctorate usually takes three years to complete, if studied full time. The British PhD does not have a substantial taught element, rather it relies on original research.

English support

Moving overseas to live and study in a country where you need to speak and write in a different language can be daunting. We offer a free 10 week English support course to increase your English skills and knowledge once you’ve started here. It’s also a great way to make new friends.

Pre-sessional courses

Depending on the level of your English, you may be required to take one of our pre-sessional courses so that you can improve your English skills before beginning your degree.

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New Zealand-based entry requirements for 2016 and 2017

NCEA – National Certificate of Educational Achievement Level 3 is accepted for direct entry to Undergraduate programmes. Excellence or Merit will be required in essential subjects as detailed on the individual course pages. Alternatively IB and A Levels will be accepted.

Direct entry to 2nd year is often possible, based on your grades, or on completion of the first year of University studies in New Zealand. Check the requirements on the course page.

A Bachelor’s degree with a score of B+/B or 6.0 GPA from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of B-/C+ or 5.0 GPA is considered comparable to a UK 2.2. Requirements may vary dependant on scoring system used.

A Masters level qualification from a good university will normally be required. Evidence of some research experience (for example through a Masters Degree project) is expected. Transcripts of all previous degree-level studies must accompany the application.


University of dundee new zealand

English language requirements

For all our programmes you will also need to satisfy the University’s English language requirements.


If you do not meet the entry requirements above, you may be able to apply via International College Dundee