D'Arcy Thompson Unit
Biological Sciences courses at the University of Dundee have been ranked 3rd in the UK and 1st in Scotland by The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.
The rankings are calculated from a number of categories including teaching quality, student experience, research quality and graduate prospects. Other subjects connected with the School have also been ranked in the top 5 in the UK. Anatomy and Physiology ranked 4th with Pharmacology and Pharmacy ranked 3rd.
Three Life Science students have been named as some of the top undergraduates in the World, with one named as the top undergraduate in Europe.
Scott Sheldrick, Nicholas Gallagher and James Osbourne were were highly commended in the Life Sciences category of the 2019 Global Undergraduate Awards. The competition, which aims to celebrate top undergraduate coursework and foster interdisciplinary collaboration between students and recent graduates worldwide.
Scott, Nicholas and James undertook their projects in labs across the Schools of Medicine and Life Sciences:
The University of Dundee has been named University of the Year for Student Experience by The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020. The title confirms that Dundee is one of the best places in the United Kingdom to be a student.
It follows the University being placed 4th in the UK for overall satisfaction in this year’s National Student Survey, while Dundee was also named the Best Place to Live in Scotland by the Sunday Times earlier this year.
One of this year's Life Sciences graduates, Caitlin MacInnes, has won the 2019 Royal Society for Biology in Scotland Outreach Champion competition. Caitlin undertook a Science Communication Honours project under the supervision of Dr. Ros Langston at the School of Medicine.
Over 50 undergraduate students have been undertaking life science summer projects within the University over the past few months. They presented their research projects at the Annual Summer School Symposium that took place on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th August.
The Schools of Life Sciences and Medicine are delighted to host eight of our undergraduate students who are undertaking Medical Research Scotland funded vacation scholarships with researchers in the Schools. These scholarships have the additional challenge of requiring the PI and student to apply for funding together.
Following on from the University wide announcement about Dundee’s overall success in the National Student Survey 2019, further details at the subject level have now been revealed. Our Biological and Biomedical Sciences programmes have again improved in position across our degrees offered through the Schools of Life Sciences and Medicine, recording an increase in overall satisfaction to a new high of 94%.
The University of Dundee has been ranked 4th among UK universities for overall student satisfaction in the 2019 National Student Survey (NSS). The University recorded overall satisfaction of 90%, up 2% on the 2018 result and well above the sector average of 84%, and was ranked 2nd in Scotland.