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.
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.
For an overview of the fees and standard entry requirements at Abertay University, visit our website.
Abertay University offers a number of scholarships to overseas students. For further information, visit the scholarships page of our website.
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
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)
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.
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.
Browse through our varied courses, or use the course search box to find the right subject area for you.
Download the 2013 undergraduate and postgraduate prospectuses.