Applications and Admissions

Individuals wishing to be admitted as postgraduate research students should fill in an Application Form, with the help of their prospective supervisors.

ALL PARTS OF THE FORM SHOULD BE COMPLETED, INCLUDING THE SECTION, WHICH STATES 'TO BE COMPLETED BY THE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT'.

The application should be accompanied by recommendations from two academic referees and relevant supporting documentation. The form is available with Guidance notes for Referees. Applicants should read the guidance notes on registrationfor a full-time or part-time degree.

School of Medicine appliciations may need the inclusion of a Composite Fee form, but check with prospective supervisor first

The application form must be signed by the prospective student, at least two supervisors, and the Head of Division, before forwarding to Claire Neillie (School of Medicine, MRI, Mailbox 6, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee, DD1 9SY. School of Nursing & Midwifery, and Dental School applications must be made through UKPASS.  Amanda Mathers, (Schools of Nursing and Dentistry, 11 Airlie Place, Dundee) for consideration by the Higher Degrees Committee. If the application is approved, it will be signed by the Director of the appropriate Higher Degrees Committee and subsequently forwarded to Registry, who will send out a formal letter of offer which, may either be conditional or unconditional.

Entry Requirements

In the case of PhD degrees, the normal entry requirement is either a 2.i honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject, or a relevant master's qualification (or equivalent) where appropriate. Further details may be found in the University of Dundee's Code of Practice for Supervised Postgraduate Research. Applicants wishing to register for the degree of MSc by research or MPhil should normally have a good second class honours degree. The University of Dundee do, however, also take into consideration experience and alternative qualifications. Further details on the entry requirements for a research masters degree or for the degree of MPhil can be found in the University Calendar. Applicants who wish to undertake an MD should consult the College-specific regulations for MDs. This also applies to the 1 year research degrees of MMSc and MSSc.

Non-native speakers of English

The normal minimum entry level of English is 6.5 at IELTS (with no less than 5.5 in any one component) with further details found on the Admissions pages. If satisfactory evidence of English language ability cannot be provided, attendance at a suitable course, at the student's expense, to meet the University's minimum requirements is a pre-condition of acceptance.

All prospective students and supervisors should take time to read the detailed section on admissions in the Code of Practice for Supervised Postgraduate Research Degrees, the appropriate regulations for the degrees of PhD, MD, MPhil, MSc, MMSc or MSSc, and the information on fees.

Research Degrees now incorporate a training programme, which contains specific mandatory elements. In order to register for a particular research degree (see also Transfer from Ordinance 12 to 39), all research students must participate in the training programme, and thus, retrospective applications will not be accepted.

Postgraduate Research

Applicants wishing to register for the degree of MSc by research or MPhil should normally have a good second class honours degree. The University of Dundee does, however, also take into consideration experience and alternative qualifications. Further details on the entry requirements for a research masters degree or for the degree of MPhil can be found in the University Calendar. Applicants who wish to undertake an MD should consult the College-specific regulations for MDs. This also applies to the 1 year research degrees of MMSc and MSSc.