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About Abertay University

Country the United Kingdom
City Dundee
Number of courses 94
Year founded 1888
Number of students 5840
Number of full-time students 1991
Number of part-time students 296

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 is a leader in videogames and cybersecurity eduction, ranked number one in Europe for undergraduate videogames degrees. In addition to these areas, the University offers a range of postgraduate (taught Masters) degree courses in fields as diverse as Counselling, Ethical Hacking, Food Innovation, Games Development, Psychology and much more. The University also offers a wide range of undergraduate (Bachelors) degree courses including computing, business, civil engineering, ethical hacking, food, forensic science, marketing, mental health nursing, psychology, sports, sociology, and much more.

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 Academy - a 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. 

The multi award-winning Berand King 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 School of Design and Informatics was opened in September 2019 and provides a modern multi-disciplinary working environment for the teaching of game technology and game development.

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

There are 94 courses listed from Abertay University. These are displayed below in alphabetical order: