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Abertay University is an internationally recognised institution dating back to 1888, when it was founded to offer opportunities of higher education to working people in Dundee. Today, the university is recognised for its achievements in teaching, learning, and research that directly support the industry of today and the future.

Schools & focus

School of Engineering, Computing and Applied Mathematics

Courses include Computer Science, Ethical Hacking & Countermeasures, and Digital Forensics. Research includes Computer Security, Human Computer Interface and more.

Institute of Arts, Media and Computer Games

The UK’s first national Centre of Excellence for Computer Games Education. Courses include innovative Masters in Computer Games Development involving ‘live’ projects.

School of Contemporary Sciences

Internationally recognised research strengths in soil sciences, bio-sciences, environmental technology, waste and urban water systems, energy and the environment, the School offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in biotechnology, food biotechnology, bio-medical sciences, bioinformatics, food and consumer sciences, forensic sciences, policing & security, civil engineering. Research strengths are in the visualisation of complex systems and the application of digital technologies within a multi-disciplinary environment.

Dundee Business School

The School offers MSc and MBA (with specialist routes in Energy & Petroleum, Corporate Finance, Human Resources Management, Marketing, Sports Development, Biotechnology) as well as LLB Law programmes and European Business and Law degrees. Undergraduate students can study programmes in business and management subjects including Human Resources Management, International Management, Marketing, Accounting, and Finance. In addition DBS has expertise in Oil & Gas Accounting and Oil & Gas Finance which is recognised by international oil and gas employers.

School of Social and Health Sciences

The School has internationally recognised expertise in Counselling. The School provides courses in Psychology, many aspects of sport, plus a pre-registration nursing degree programme and masters.

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Fees & entry requirements

For an overview of the fees and standard entry requirements at Abertay University, visit our website.

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Abertay University offers a number of scholarships to overseas students. For further information, visit the scholarships page of our website.

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International partnerships

The University has existing international partnerships involving student articulation, collaborative research, staff visits and more. These include:

  • Peking University and Shanghai University with Abertay University's Centre for Excellence in Computer Games Education

  • Nanchang University

  • University of China, Beijing  

  • Qingdao Agricultural University

  • IIT Mumbai (Erasmus Mundus programme partner)

  • Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune

  • Amity University, Noida

  • GITAM University, Visakhaptnam

  • Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat

  • SEGi University college, Malaysia (TNE)

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Research strengths

The University’s research agenda is broad and includes world-leading environmental research in soil science, innovative visualisation of complex datasets, policing research ranging from witness analysis through to face identity and aspects of money laundering, plus aspects of regional and national economic analysis and accountancy pertaining 
as to the oil and gas industry. Throughout all of these the University is concerned with applicability, delivery and effectiveness, but a common thread is interdisciplinarity.

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As a modern university, Abertay has a strong tradition of preparing students for the industries and jobs of the modern world. The figures speak for itself, with over 93% of graduates being employed or in further study six months after graduation.

Graduates are equipped with the skills and knowledge to enter the world of work. Skills development is embedded in the curriculum and ongoing support is provided by our careers Service. The careers Service provides on-going support and the Abertay Job Shop helps students find part-time employment. Employers report that the University’s graduates ‘hit the ground running’ – meaning that their education has ensured they can quickly add value to the employer’s business.

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Key facts & figures

  • Abertay is the top university throughout the whole of the UK and Europe for computer games education. (Princeton Review: World Top 25 Games Universities 2016, 2017). Our students are taught by the best – people who’ve worked on some of the biggest games in the industry – GTA, Lemmings, Angry Birds, Crackdown.
  • At the forefront of cyber security. Our lecturer wrote the course that launched the world’s first Ethical Hacking degrees in 2005.
  • Top modern university in Scotland in the league tables (Guardian University Guide 2017).
  • Best modern university in Scotland for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2016).
  • Ranked amongst the UK’s best universities for its research in environmental sciences, law and psychology.
  • Recorded the biggest Scottish climb in the Guardian Good University Guide 2018, in which it was rated top in Scotland for Civil Engineering and Food and Drink courses.
  • Dundee is a student city - 1 in 5 people are students.
  • Dundee is popular with creatives, collectives and digital pioneers. The new V&A Museum of Design opens in 2018, the only other Victoria and Albert Museum outside of London.

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t: +44(0)1382 308 080

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