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 (US)

This school also offers:

LLM

University of Dundee - School of Social Sciences

The LLM Corporate & Commercial Law programme aims to provide advanced instruction in key aspects of contemporary and commercial law, that are of particular contempora ... [+]

Overview

The LLM Corporate & Commercial Law programme aims to provide advanced instruction in key aspects of contemporary and commercial law, that are of particular contemporary relevance and which will benefit and interest students coming from a wide range of legal traditions.

The corporate modules at Dundee provide students with a detailed understanding of core issues relating to corporate law and corporate governance, competition law, international tax law as well as allowing for specialization in intellectual property law.

In the Times Good a university Guide 2012 Dundee Law School was placed 7th in the United Kingdom law school rankings, and we were ranked 1st in Scotland in the 2011 National Student Survey (NSS).... [-]

United Kingdom Dundee
September 2020
English (US)
Full-time
12 months
Campus
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University of Dundee - School of Social Sciences

The Earth today is facing major environmental challenges: climate change, loss of biodiversity and over-exploitation of natural resources. Addressing these requires effec ... [+]

Overview

The Earth today is facing major environmental challenges: climate change, loss of biodiversity and over-exploitation of natural resources. Addressing these requires effective legal and policy tools, internationally, nationally and locally. Dundee has the expertise to enable you to develop the key skills and knowledge to pursue a career in this exciting area of law and policy.

The University of Dundee has one of the largest groups of environmental and resource management lawyers on its staff in the UK. The staff has advised at the highest levels, practiced, published and taught widely in a broad range of areas of law including environmental regulation, energy, sustainable development, land use planning, nature conservation, forestry, water, arctic governance, and the law of the sea.... [-]

United Kingdom Dundee
September 2020
English (US)
Full-time
12 months
Campus
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University of Dundee - School of Social Sciences

Whether you are interested in learning more about the legal and ethical aspects of your job, recognize the impact a qualification with a legal and ethical basis can have ... [+]

Overview

Whether you are interested in learning more about the legal and ethical aspects of your job, recognize the impact a qualification with a legal and ethical basis can have on prospects of promotion, or simply have an interest in healthcare law, this course is for you.

The course aims to give you an understanding and appreciation of law and ethics as they apply to professional practice. It will help you understand legal and ethical concepts, terminology and sources of law.

The course allows you to study at a time and place of your own choosing and at a pace that is comfortable for you and most of our graduates have completed their studies while working full-time as healthcare professionals.... [-]

United Kingdom Dundee
September 2020
English (US)
Part-time
36 months
Online
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University of Dundee - School of Social Sciences

The LLM in International Commercial Law covers the core issues relevant to the resolution of commercial disputes together with contractual principles. ... [+]

Overview

The LLM in International Commercial Law covers the core issues relevant to the resolution of commercial disputes together with contractual principles.

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the area of corporate law with subjects specifically pertaining to e-commerce, intellectual property, contracts and more.

Our course will give you the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the commercial arena. You'll learn about the resolution of commercial disputes from global and comparative perspectives. We make regular updates to our modules so they are relevant to the world of business today. These include e-commerce; intellectual property; competition law; business transactions and more.... [-]

United Kingdom Dundee
September 2020
English (US)
Full-time
12 months
Campus
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University of Dundee - School of Social Sciences

The concept of security lies at the heart of many of the current international legal regimes. At the same time security interests, prompt nation states to define their na ... [+]

Overall

The concept of security lies at the heart of many of the current international legal regimes. At the same time security interests, prompt nation states to define their national interest in different ways. This interdisciplinary degree provides an in-depth understanding of both International Law and International Relations pertaining to modern security issues, such as responses to terrorism, responses to the use of force generally and responses to threats to environmental security.

Are you thinking of a career in international law or international relations, as a legal practitioner, an adviser to the government, within the military or police forces, or working with or for intergovernmental organisations such as the United Nations, or NGOs such as the Red Cross/Red Crescent?... [-]

United Kingdom Dundee
September 2020
English (US)
Full-time
12 months
Campus
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University of Dundee - School of Social Sciences

The LLM in Law, Banking, and Finance at Dundee offers an innovative blend of professional and theoretical training to prepare students for careers in the financial sector ... [+]

Overview

The LLM in Law, Banking, and Finance at Dundee offers an innovative blend of professional and theoretical training to prepare students for careers in the financial sector. The course is highly focused in nature, and unlike many other LLM courses in the field is taught by both business and legal professionals who have extensive practical experience of banking and finance law, including experience of financial regulatory law practice in both the EU and the USA.

Who should study the course?

The LLM is designed for graduates who have a law degree or a legal background who wish to develop specialized skills in order pursue a career in the banking and financial services sector.... [-]

United Kingdom Dundee
September 2020
English (US)
Full-time
12 months
Campus
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University of Dundee - School of Social Sciences

The world's long-term economic development depends on the existence of efficient, innovative and creative energy and resources industries. These, in turn, rely on individ ... [+]

Overview

The world's long-term economic development depends on the existence of efficient, innovative and creative energy and resources industries. These, in turn, rely on individuals who possess a sound grasp of their legal, economic, technical and policy backgrounds.

The CEPMLP is at the heart of these issues and provides the best in advanced education in its field, preparing its graduates to meet the challenges posed by the evolving global economy.

Throughout its history, the CEPMLP has achieved continuous growth and has established international pre-eminence in its core activities: scholarly performance, high-level academic research, strategic consultancy and top-quality executive education. Currently, we have over 500 registered postgraduate students from more than 50 countries worldwide.... [-]

United Kingdom Dundee
September 2020
English (US)
Full-time
12 months
Campus
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