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The School of Nursing and Midwifery University of Dundee

The School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Dundee is one of the largest nursing and midwifery education providers in Scotland. Visit our website at /nursingmidwifery for detailed information.

When you enrol with us, you:
  • become part of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing. Dundee is the only university in Scotland to locate pre-registration nursing and midwifery education alongside medical and dental education
  • join over 1500 students studying nursing and midwifery, and related health subjects, at Dundee
  • are taught by academic staff who are highly qualified with a wealth of experience
  • are also taught by practicing clinicians from the NHS and the independent sector who give a real insight into the working life of today's nurses and midwives
  • are assigned a personal tutor who provides academic and personal support during your studies
  • have access to the University's social activities and services.

We offer a range of academic programmes for pre-registration, post-registration and postgraduate nurses, midwives and other allied health professionals.

Pre-registration Programmes

Our pre-registration diplomas and degrees are recognised as among the best in the country and the new curriculum introduced in 2005 responds to the changing character of health care and provision. The pre-registration programmes comprise equal exposure to practice and theory, and students benefit from a range of innovative features including clinical skills, case based learning, problem based learning, interprofessional education and personal development plans.

  • Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing

  • Diploma of Higher Education in Midwifery

  • Degree of Bachelor of Nursing

  • Degree of Bachelor of Midwifery

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Midwifery

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Adult Nursing) Shortened Programme for Graduates

  • Conversion Programmes

Post-registration and Postgraduate Programmes

In recent years, the School's profile has been expanded to include post-registration and postgraduate study, and enrolments in these programmes continue to increase. The new MSc framework offers a flexible portfolio of professionally focused modules. Modules can be combined for the award of MSc Advanced Practice and also for named awards in subject specialities including:

Health and Social Care


Cancer Nursing

Diagnostic Radiography*> Palliative Care Nursing

Practice Education

Applied Social Gerontology

Healthcare Management

Clinical Skills*> Control of Infection and Infectious Diseases*

(*subject to validation)

Many of our modules and programmes are available by distance learning and e-learning.

'The University of Dundee and NHS Tayside work in partnership to develop a curriculum that produces nurses and midwives who are academically well prepared, have a strong theoretical base, and have the confidence and skills to operate effectively in their chosen field of health.'

Director of Nursing, NHS Tayside Acute Hospitals Trust


The School undertakes a range of research programmes relevant to improving health and social care. Our chief areas of research are:

Early Years and Parenting incorporating research programmes in:

Child care and protection

Children and families

Perinatal care

Psychosocial Health and Quality of Life incorporating research programmes in:

  • Mental health and illness
  • Health outcomes and quality of life in physical illness
  • Enhancing self care.

We have led a successful consortium bid for 1M funding for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Training, are party to the 2.4M research grant for Enhancing Self-Care, and our overall research profile continues to grow with increased research grants and funding.

About the School

The School embraces quality assurance and enhancement by focusing on reflection and action, and we evaluate the impact of programmes of study on students, their learning and their clinical practice. We make sure our programmes are the best for quality and relevance by including students, clinical colleagues and external examiners in the development of the academic curriculum. In particular, the School works in partnership with local health providers including the NHS to develop academic programmes that reflect the changing nature of the health environment and satisfy the requirements of employers.

The School's Clinical Practice and Placement Support Unit (CPPSU) supports learning in clinical practice. CPPSU's experienced and customer-focused academic staff support students and mentors within the clinical areas. Fifteen practice education facilitators operate across Tayside and Fife to enhance the quality of the practice learning experience and positively contribute to the future nursing and midwifery workforce.

As well as our three large campuses at Dundee City Centre, Ninewells Hospital and Kirkcaldy, we also operate three study centres in Perth, Angus and Braeknowe in Dundee. Our students have access to all of the University's facilities, services and clubs and we encourage our students to enjoy and make the most of their university experience.

'Generally, students registering as first level registered nurses today are much more reflective than previously, and many have the ability to apply research to the practice environment in an effective way. Students also have the ability to question colleagues on the care prescribed with a heightened awareness of their own responsibility particularly in relation to legal and ethical issues.'

Director of Nursing Services, NHS Fife Primary Care

Visit our website at /nursingmidwifery.

About the University of Dundee

Dundee is an established university with a progressive and dynamic outlook. Never complacent, we constantly strive to build on our achievements: pushing the boundaries of research in cancer and diabetes, investing in excellent facilities and new ways of e-learning.

' We are a youngish university, not an ivy-covered institution, and we do things that are synonymous with modernity.'

Geoff Ward, Professor of English, Deputy Principal, University of Dundee

We have an enviable record on employment. We're equipping our students with the transferable skills to complement their academic knowledge, so it's no wonder our graduates have one of the highest starting salaries in the United Kingdom, according to the league tables - see, 8405-1246744, 00.html.

At Dundee, we have some great facilities that we're making even better. Over the next few years we'll be spending 15 million on new teaching facilities, 4 million on improving the library and 8 million on enhanced sports facilities. And that's just for starters.

To complement great academic support, we offer a range of services to ensure your personal, financial, and social well-being. These include counselling and health services, and a chaplaincy.  The Student Union provides some of the best student facilities in Scotland, including sporting facilities, and a range of clubs and societies.

Accommodation can be offered to all first year single entrant students. During periods of practice placement, students can either commute or live in temporary accommodation which we may be able to arrange. If you opt to live in privately rented accommodation, the costs are lower in Tayside and Fife than in other parts of the United Kingdom.

The University of Dundee is the best in Scotland, and don't just take our word for it. Take a look at The Sunday Times University Guide, one of the most respected university guides in the world. In 2004, they voted us 'scottish University of the Year'.

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School of Nursing and Midwifery

University of Dundee

School of Nursing and Midwifery

11 Airlie Place



Tel: +44 (0)1382 348534

Fax: +44 (0)1382 348533


Website: /nursingmidwifery