Computing (BSc (Hons))

the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 14000 per year

All study options

About Computing at Abertay University

Explore systems architecture, programming design, coding, platform technologies, software engineering and other areas of computer science on this fast-paced and wide-ranging degree that prepares you for a rewarding career in the computing industry.

In an industry where new hardware, software and production technologies are emerging at breakneck speed, computing experts with the ability to apply creativity to existing and future problem areas are in high demand.

This practical programme focuses on software development for mobile, desktop and web platforms, with emphasis on constructing effective, efficient, robust, and maintainable solutions.

Our computing degree is designed to equip you with high-level subject-specific knowledge, as well as the practical and transferable skills you need to gain a foothold in the computing industry or proceed to further advanced study.

This programme is regularly reviewed to keep up-to-date with current professional technologies.

This course scored an incredible 97% for the quality of our Academic Support in the 2020 National Student Survey.

Abertay is widely regarded as THE place to come for high quality teaching. But don't take our word for it:

  • Sunday Times UK University of the Year 2020 for Teaching Quality.
  • Guardian University Guide 2020 Top 10 in the UK for Student Satisfaction with Teaching, Course and Feedback.
  • National Student Survey 2020 Top 10 UK Universities for Student Satisfaction.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 14000 per year

Entry requirements

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What students think about Abertay University

    Okafor Nkiru Chienyem, MSc Biotechnology

    Scotland is a very beautiful place and Dundee is exceptionally so. My attraction to Scotland dates back to my younger days with my fascination of the traditional kilt. The local people are extremely friendly, warm, nice and always ready to help, especially in finding ones way about the city. The weather is cool and refreshing but one has to prepare for 'white winter'. I do indeed love Dundee. Coming to Dundee to study at the University of Abertay is already an unforgettable experience.

    I am also enjoying my stay due to the high quality education I am receiving, the course works, self study/researches, ultra modern Library with 24hr internet access / IT facilities, state of the art laboratories and equipment, and the cordial relationship between the students and members of staff. Fun and sports loving individuals will love it here. In fact life at University of Abertay has a lot to offer apart from the excellent environment and exquisite facilities, there is the possibility of self improvement, international marketability, information technological advancement, making friends with people from diverse nationalities and cultural backgrounds. If anyone is thinking of coming to the UK to study, I would strongly recommend University of Abertay. It is all about breaking barriers!

    Lili Liu, MProf Games Development, 2018

    Testimonial from Lili Liu, MProf Games Development, 2018, student at Abertay University

    Why did you decide to study at Abertay?

    Scotland’s a great place to study gaming because so many games companies are based here. People here are lovely, and the country is also very, very beautiful.

    What have the highlights been of your time here?

    I’ve made friends from all over the world and I’ve had the chance to learn things I’ve always wanted to learn like coding and technical art. 

    How have you enjoyed living in Dundee?

    It’s been great. Dundee is the sunniest city in Scotland after all!

    I’ve also had the chance to see a lot of the country and how amazing it is. When you go hiking you see the true natural beauty of Scotland.

    Timea Tabori, BSc Computer Games Technology, 2013

    Testimonial from Timea Tabori, BSc Computer Games Technology, 2013, student at Abertay University

    Describe your journey since leaving Abertay?

    I graduated with a first class degree in Computer Games Technology from Abertay in 2013. I was fortunate enough to join the fantastic team at Rockstar North as a Junior Engine Programmer right away. Outside of work I have been involved with IGDA Scotland since receiving an IGDA Scholarship to go to GDC in my 4th year at University. I started volunteering with the Scottish Chapter as soon as I got back and have since joined the Board of Directors and been serving as Chair for the chapter for the past 2 years. I find it really rewarding to work so closely with the fantastic game dev community we have in Scotland to build and strengthen it where we can. I also feel very strongly about bringing more diversity to the games industry and making space for new voices. I have worked with young people, parents, teachers and educational institutions and advocated for a more open and better understood games industry in various capacities - as a CoderDojo mentor, a STEM, Video Games and Women in Games Ambassador or by giving talks at Universities and conferences.

    What impact did Abertay have on you?

    I loved my time at Abertay! I relished the opportunity to throw myself into learning about all aspects of game development as part of my course and self-study. I enjoyed the challenge and the freedom to explore particular directions I was interested in and I felt like I was in an environment that supported my curiosity. Upon graduating I felt prepared and ready to jump in and start working in the games industry.

    I met, made friends with and was inspired by many people. I have built lasting friendships and I even work with some of the people from my Abertay family now. Having plenty of events like game jams or dev meetups on or around campus, bringing together fellow students and local developers impressed upon me an appreciation and love for community building that I now get to practice as the Chair of IGDA Scotland as well as a Women in Games and STEM Ambassador.

    What advice would you give your younger self?

    Don't be afraid to put yourself out there. Go to developer meetups and game jams, especially for students they can provide invaluable experience and connections. Don't doubt your abilities, especially without trying first. Just because something seems scary or difficult, doesn't mean you won't enjoy it or even find that you're good at it. Whatever path you might have envisaged at the start, be ready and flexible to adapt as it will definitely change and that's a good thing. Follow your heart and passion to find what really energises you. It's never too late to start doing something.

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