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International College Dundee

International College Dundee (ICD) offers you an alternative way to begin your undergraduate or postgraduate studies at the University of Dundee.

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About ICD

International College Dundee offers you an alternative way to begin your undergraduate or postgraduate studies at the awarding winning University of Dundee.

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University of Dundee Nethergate Dundee Scotland, UK DD1 4HN

Features and Benefits

Small classes

up to 10 students

Guaranteed

progression to the University of Dundee

Experienced

teaching staff

full university

student status from the day you start

college

on the main University of Dundee campus

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From the Director's desk

Here in ICD, we are a family – one that is created by all our students and our staff. Our dedicated team of teachers will ensure that each student is supported to achieve the academic success they deserve. And, International College students know they are part of the College family. They tell me that ‘we are like a home far away but brought close’ (Elizabeth, Nigeria). That ‘students are very enthusiastic about learning and lecturers deliver in a very friendly and upbeat fashion’ (Dina, Egypt) and that you will be ‘provided with all of the services and assistance you need’ (Bezzy, Kenya).

Supporting you is central to our mission at International College Dundee. We are here to guide you as you become the best version of yourself.

I hope to see you soon.

Dr. Corinne Wales

College Director

ICD director

Courses

International College Dundee (ICD) offers you an alternative way to begin your undergraduate or postgraduate studies at the University of Dundee.

International Foundation Year (IFY)

The IFY is the equivalent to the first year of a four-year Scottish undergraduate degree. ICD delivers the first stage and once completed you will continue onto year two of your chosen degree with the University of Dundee. You can choose from a range of pathways listed below.

The Art and Design course continues directly to degrees at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD). DJCAD has a world renowned reputation for high-class teaching and research, offering a range of undergraduate courses across 11 disciplines.

Students will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and a worldclass team of artists and thinkers to help them develop their creative talent and critical thinking skills.

Our IFY in Business will give you an excellent grounding in the basics of business, encompassing key economic, legal and management principles. You will also develop maths skills that are vital for understanding accounting practices.

Once you have completed your course, you will continue onto your chosen degree with the University of Dundee School of Business. With a fast-growing network of industry links and business partners, students will benefit from a range of opportunities, including potential work placements and dual accreditation on certain degrees.

Designed in partnership with experts from the University of Dundee’s School of Science and Engineering, this course will give you subject-specific preparation within Computing and will allow you to develop your ability to use software development tools.

Upon completion of this course, you will continue onto your chosen degree with the University of Dundee School of Science and Engineering. You will study using excellent facilities, increase your technical know-how in computer science, the principles of programming and algorithms.

Covering the major mathematical and scientific principles, this course gives you a great start in engineering, computing and physics. With a focus on maths and physics, you’ll deepen your understanding during this first year of your undergraduate degree.

After completing this course, you will continue your studies in our School of Science and Engineering, where you can kick-start your Chartered Engineering or scientific career by obtaining a BEng or BSc that fulfills the accreditation requirements of the Chartered Institute for IT or the British Computer Society (Chartered IT Professional (CITP) or

Chartered Engineering (CEng) or Chartered Scientist (CSci).

This is a broad-based preparatory stage for one of a number of exciting and challenging undergraduate degrees at Dundee, such as Pharmacology or Molecular Biology. Once you have successfully completed this course, you will continue your chosen degree in the School of Life Sciences. Dundee is the top university in the UK for Biological Sciences according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). Leading scientists are involved both in the planning and teaching of courses at Dundee, and students benefit from up-to-date and well-equipped facilities for practical work.

Nursing focusses on providing care and support to individuals and is considered a highly rewarding career within the health care sector.

The IFY in Nursing will enhance your English language capabilities and develop your academic skills to help you succeed onto your chosen Nursing degree course.

Nursing courses at the University are designed in conjunction with partnership organisations to ensure your academic and professional development meet the needs of any contemporary nursing practice environment.

This course provides access to a range of exciting and challenging undergraduate degrees at Dundee, such as International Relations and Politics or Law. Upon successful completion, this route will enable you to continue your Social Sciences degree directly with the University of Dundee.

Students are offered a modern, forward looking approach to learning and a rigorous preparation for the professional world, whether in the legal sphere or elsewhere.

International Year 1 (IY1)

The IY1 is the equivalent to the second year of a four-year Scottish undergraduate degree. ICD delivers the first stage and once completed you will continue onto year three of your chosen degree with the University of Dundee. No qualification is awarded at the end of this stage, students are awarded institutional credit.

The IY1 Business in Practice has been designed with your future employability in mind, the ‘in practice’ incorporates professional focused content plus an internship once you reach the School of Business. You will have every opportunity to be a career-ready graduate for the world of tomorrow.

You can choose from a business or finance pathway and once you have completed your course, you will continue onto your chosen degree with the University of Dundee School of Business.

Pre Masters Program

The Pre Masters Program is designed for those students who do not qualify for direct entry to a postgraduate degree at the University of Dundee. The Pre Masters Program will equip you with the advanced skills you need to complete your postgraduate study at the University of Dundee. You can study this over one or two terms depending on your academic qualifications and English language level.

Business professionals are relied upon to resolve complex issues in the business world, and advanced education can give you a competitive edge in your career. The Pre-Masters course will give you the essential skills you need to continue studying on one of Dundee’s exceptional postgraduate degrees in Business.

You can study the Pre-Masters course in Business over one or two terms depending on your academic qualifications and English language level.

Design has a transformative effect on the world around us. This impact cuts across culture, business, the environment, and the economy. The course will give you an understanding of this impact and how you can shape it.

You can study the Pre Masters in Design over one term.

The Pre Masters in Energy & Sustainability is a one term or two-term course, leading onto a range of postgraduate degrees with The Centre for

Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) at the University of Dundee.

The Centre is committed to a programme for academic visitors, serving to build up an international network and global outreach and providing additional diversity in graduate teaching and research activities. You will delve into topics in greater depth than at the undergraduate level, extending and honing your expertise so that you are prepared for the demands of our postgraduate degrees.

You can study Energy & Sustainability over one term following the one term Business pathway.

The Pre-Masters in Engineering will help you to learn the theoretical and practical framework for engineering modelling and develop research methods to tackle engineering problems at postgraduate level. Upon completion you will progress to the School of Science and Engineering.

The Pre-Masters in Health, Education and Social Sciences offers you a fast track route to your postgraduate degree in a wide range of Education and Psychology degrees at the University, including MEd TESOL and MSc Psychology.

You can study the Pre Masters in Health, Education and Social Sciences course over one term.

The Pre-Masters develops your reflective and analytical skills that teach you to think critically, handle data and present information as well as becoming a confident communicator. It prepares you well for the flexible Dundee LLM where you can specialise in areas that interest you. The wide choice of law topics offered for study allows you to develop existing areas of specialism or to expand your knowledge into new areas of law that you have not studied or practised in before. This flexibility has meant that graduates have gone on to pursue careers in all aspects of the legal profession, from private practice, or as inhouse counsel, to working for governments or NGOs, as well as PhD study and academia.

The one-term is a fast track route to your personalised LLM in Law at the University.

A Nursing Masters degree gives you skills. Not only will you increase your knowledge, understanding and expertise required to enhance your clinical practice, you will also develop reflective and analytical skills that teach you to think critically, handle data and present information as well as becoming a confident communicator. These are skills highly valued by employers and relevant to any walk of life.

The one-term is a fast track route to your postgraduate degree in Nursing at the University.

Your Journey through Dundee

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Life at Dundee

There are many things that make Dundee one of the best places for international students to study.

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Exceptional quality of life

Dundee was recently named as one of the safest cities in the UK by The Complete University Guide 2021.

While offering the best of urban living, the city is still friendly, compact and easy to navigate. Green spaces abound, and in the last few years a new wave of restaurants, cafes and other eateries have opened, creating a vibrant food scene.

Finding the lifestyle you want is easy, and Dundee’s relatively small size and close knit community make it a safe and inexpensive place to live.

Everything you need

Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) is our award winning student association. Recently ranked number one in Scotland and 8th in the UK by the National Student Survey 2019, DUSA is the perfect place to find everything you need. As a DUSA member you can relax and socialise in a wide variety of facilities on campus.

The Premier Shop is a large convenience store located right in the heart of campus, selling everything from groceries and magazines to stationery and lab coats. If you’re waiting for friends, there’s WiFi throughout the building – plus an 18-table pool hall and the latest in video games and quiz machines.

Stay healthy

If you’re an athlete, a club level competitor, or you just like to keep fit, the Institute of Sport and Exercise (ISE) at the University of Dundee is the place to go. There’s plenty to choose from including a state-of-the-art gym, a 25-metre swimming pool, tennis courts, two sports halls and 33 acres of playing fields.

Clubs and societies

With over 200 affiliated societies there’s something for everyone at Dundee. There are political societies, groups raising valuable funds for charities, societies for people interested in different countries or cultures, religious-affiliated societies, sports clubs, and academic groups. There are also plenty of societies for those who just want to have a good time with like-minded people – such as the Comedy Club, the Sci-Fi Society and the BBQ, Baking and Coffee Society.

Study spaces

Students often have a wide variety of study habits – so to make life easier for everyone, our recently refurbished library is open until 2:30am during term and 24 hours a day during exam season.

Here you can find everything you need, from relaxation areas and creative spaces to group study rooms equipped with the latest technology.

Safe and secure

Dundee’s hall wardens and security officers provide 24-hour security cover, so you can have peace of mind and feel safe in your surroundings.

Your Route to this University

After you have successful completed your programme at the International College Dundee, you will continue onto your chosen degree course directly with the University of Dundee.

University Info

International College Dundee (ICD) offers you an alternative way to begin your undergraduate or postgraduate studies at the University of Dundee.

Degree Courses

The University has a wide range of fantastic and highly regarded degrees in subjects ranging from art & design to biomedical.

What student support does Dundee offer?

Whether you will be in Dundee or start studying remotely from home, the University of Dundee is ready to welcome and support you.

We are proud of our student experience reputation for being supportive, caring and helpful, but university life can still be daunting so we have a wealth of support services for you. Our Enquiry Centre is the first point of contact for all your questions. It’s located next to DUSA and the Premier Shop. Read our A to Z Helpful Guide for Students, which includes all our student support services. 

dundee.ac.uk/student-services/

The International Advice Service (IAS) is tailored to provide specialist advice and guidance to you and your family on a range of matters relating to living and studying in the UK. Our advisers are trained in providing specialist immigration advice and assistance with Student visa extensions and are aware of the challenges you may face when studying in a different country and culture. They provide links to the local community and produce a range of useful information. The IAS can arrange appointments either online or at a social distance in the Global Room if required. 

dundee.ac.uk/international-advice-servicee: internationalsupport@dundee.ac.uk 

The Immigration Compliance Team can be contacted on immigrationcompliance@dundee.ac.uk if you have any questions or concerns. We can arrange to meet you virtually or you can drop by the Global Room.

See our site for more information:dundee.ac.uk/student-services/compliance/

The Academic Skills Centre (ASC) supports your learning journey. Services include online resources to help you study and revise and providing one-to-one academic skills and writing advice through our online appointments. For more information, go to the Academic Skills Centre. 

dundee.ac.uk/academic-skills/ email: asc@dundee.ac.uk 

Use our online portal to contact the Careers Team. We can review documents online and meet with you for personalised career coaching via a bookable appointment: dundee.ac.uk/careers/ask-careers-adviser

Fees & Scholarships

Study Route Intake Course Starts Course Ends Standard Fees Fees (Lab)
International Year Zero (IYZ) January 2022 10 January 2022 2 September 2022 £18,495 £19,495
+6 week PSE November 2021 1 November 2021 10 December 2021 £20,995 £21,995
+12 week PSE September 2021 20 September 2021 10 December 2021 £23,495 £24,495
International Year One (IY1) January 2022 10 January 2022 2 September 2022 £19,995  
+6 week PSE November 2021 1 November 2021 10 December 2021 £22,495
+12 week PSE September 2021 20 September 2021 10 December 2021 £24,995
International Year One (IY1) September 2022 19 September 2022 17 June 2022 £15,495  
+6 week PSE August 2022 1 August 2022 16 September 2022 £17,995
+12 week PSE June 2022 27 June 2022 16 September 2022 £20,495
Pre-Master’s One-term June 2022 20 June 2022 12 September 2022 £10,995  
+6 week PSE May 2022 2 May 2022 10 June 2022 £13,495
Pre-Master’s Two-term April 2022 4 April 2022 2 September 2022
£14,995  
+6 week PSE November 2021 14 February 2022 25 March 2022 £17,495
+12 week PSE January 2022 10 January 2022 25 March 2022 £19,995
Pre-Master’s Two-term June 2022 20 June 2022 9 December 2022
£14,995  
+6 week PSE May 2022 2 May 2022 10 June 2022 £17,495

Supporting students to success

Learn more about what our students have to say when studying across our education network.

I have a lot of international friends here at BUIC, and I’ve learnt so much from them. There is always a lot to do together both on and off-campus.

Sagar Nepal, Bangor University International College (BUIC)

I would recommend UGIC because it is based on the main University of Greenwich campus, a cosmopolitan university. At UGIC, there are students from all around the world, and I've made a lot of friends from exciting places."

Gozel Turkmenistan, University of Greenwich International College (UGIC)

I think one of the main reasons the IIM (pre-masters) has been so helpful is because the staff are so supportive and are always able to help me. Whether it is understanding a module or finding out how to sort accommodation, they will help you with everything. I’ve enjoyed studying at Bangor, the people are friendly, and the environment is also really peaceful and safe. It’s given me the best opportunity to succeed in my studies here in the UK.

Tong Tong China, Bangor University International College (BUIC)
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