University of Dundee

The University of Dundee is one of the leading universities in Europe for research in Life Sciences. The 2016 QS World University Rankings in Biological Sciences place Dundee 5th in the UK and 40th in the world as judged by ‘citations-per-paper’, one of the most widely recognized metrics of scientific excellence. The School enjoys a reputation as one of the most dynamic international centres for molecular cell biology, with outstanding laboratory and technology facilities.

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iGEM Summer Project


The international Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition is the World’s premier synthetic biology competition. Here, multi-disciplinary teams of undergraduates pit their wits, intelligence and innovative skills against each other. The competition takes place every summer and more than 200 Universities from all over the World take part.

James Black Prize Studentships

The School of Life Sciences has a number of James Black Prize Studentships available during the summer of 2017. The studentships will enable undergraduate students with an excellent track record in a scientific discipline, who wish to pursue a future career in scientific research, an opportunity to gain valuable experience of working in a world-class research laboratory within the School of Life Sciences. The Studentships available provide a student stipend of £200 per week for 10 weeks.

Undergraduate Summer Opportunities - Second call for applicants now open!

At the School of Life Sciences we are committed to inspiring the next generation of researchers and leaders in the life sciences.

We therefore provide a number of Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduates, giving students the invaluable experience of working in real research laboratories (outside term-time) during the summer months. The schemes are open to both Dundee University students and those from elsewhere, including international students.

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If you have a query relating to the School of Life Sciences, please contact us at the options below and we will be happy to help.

LABSe Office reception telephone number: +44 (0)1382 386767
Email address:

Life and Biomedical Sciences Education (LABSe)
School of Life Sciences
Carnelley Building
University of Dundee
Dundee DD1 4HN

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Resources and opportunities for current undergraduate students at the School of Life Sciences.


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