Abertay University the United Kingdom

About Abertay University

Located in the city of Dundee in Scotland, Abertay University is a modern university, with a long history (educating students since 1888) that has quickly become one of Scotland's leading universities. It is highly ranked for its academic performance, with a talented group of students and academics who make the University the success it is today. 

With a reputation for developing innovative courses , Abertay has become well known in the fields of computer games, environment, oil & gas accounting, and biotechnology. In addition to these areas, the University offers a range of postgraduate (taught Masters) degree courses in fields as diverse as Counselling, Energy & Environmental Management, Ethical Hacking, Finance, Food Biotechnology, Games Development, Oil & Gas, Psychology and much more. The University also offers a wide range of undergraduate (Bachelors) degree courses including computing, biomedical sciences, business, civil engineering, ethical hacking, finance, food, forensic science, marketing, mental health nursing, psychology, sports, sociology, and much more.

The University has some of the most innovative and well-designed buildings in the UK and our library and Student Centre have set the standard for universities across the UK.

Academic Strengths

Abertay is the only UK University with official accreditation for both computer games technology and computer arts, and was awarded the UK's first Centre for Excellence in Computer Games Education. 

Abertay is Scotland's leading modern University for psychology and law research, and is ranked as a leading University for its environmental science research (RAE 2008). 

Abertay is also home to Dare to be Digital - the UK's premier computer games design competition for University students.


Abertay's compact campus in the city centre of Dundee offers convenience to its students - every essential of student life (library, lectures, Student Centre and accommodation) is located on one site within a short walking distance. 

Abertay is one of the top Universities in the UK for investment in IT facilities, and in Scotland for investment in library facilities. Networked PCs are available for use across the campus and the ratio of PCs to students is one of the best in any UK university. 

The multi award-winning library includes fully equipped seminar rooms for teaching information and IT skills, group study rooms, and a specialist legal library. Part of the building has 24-hour access to IT and study facilities as well as a time-out area. 

The Abertay GameLab was opened in September 2008 to provide a modern multi-disciplinary working environment for the teaching of game technology and game application development.

Student Life

The Student Centre opened in 2005 and provides and advanced and innovative facility for Abertay students and staff by creating a vibrant heart for the University with first-class social and cultural facilities. The red sandstone exterior houses an original interior design that is home to a cinema, coffee bars, exhibition and performance space and a fabulous roof-top terrace. 

The Student Centre provides leisure and fun events including theme nights, comedy nights, live bands, karaoke and quiz nights. 

The University also has its own Pipe Band - the Abertay University Piping and Traditional Music Club was formed in 2001 and aims to promote piping, drumming, traditional music and ceilidh dancing within the University and in the wider community. 

Sport is as much a part of university life as attending lecture and tutorials. We have over 20 sports clubs ranging from traditional sports such as rugby and football through to new exciting sports such as skydiving and ultimate Frisbee.

Entry criteria

Postgraduate degrees

The minimum entrance requirements for our postgraduate (taught Masters) degrees are a good undergraduate (Bachelors) degree (equivalent to a British second class Honours degree). Evidence of English Language Proficiency is also required at IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Undergraduate degrees

The minimum entrance requirements for our undergraduate (Bachelors) degrees are Senior Secondary School qualifications equivalent to UK A Level standard. Evidence of English Language Proficiency is also required at IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

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Courses at Abertay University

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