Abertay University

Abertay University

Address : Kydd Building,Bell Street,DD1 1HG, Dundee, Scotland, UK

Contact : +44 (0)1382 308080  Email : sro@abertay.ac.uk

About Abertay University, Scotland, UK

Abertay University, formally the University of Abertay Dundee until 2014, is one of two public universities in the city of Dundee, Scotland. The other is the University of Dundee. In 1872, Sir David Baxter, 1st Baronet of Kilmaron, left a bequest for the establishment of a mechanics' institute in Dundee. As early as 1902 it was recognized by the Scottish Education Department as an educational hub, and was one of the first to be designated a central institution, akin to an 'industrial university'. It continues to have a vocational focus and is associated with Dundee's rise as a Centre for computer games.

Highlights of Abertay University:

  • Abertay was the first University in the world to offer a computer games degree, and the first in the UK to be recognized as a Centre for Excellence in Computer Games Education. In 1999 it developed and continues to host 'Dare to be Digital' the international competition for computer games students.
  • Abertay was also the first to offer a degree in Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures, starting in 2006. According to the results of the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF2014) published on 18 December 2014.
  • Abertay was the highest ranked modern university in Scotland for 'research intensity'. According to the Prince town Review 2015, Abertay ranked in the top 25 places in the world to study video game design.

Courses Offered by Abertay University

Under Graduate Program

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering - NEW
  • Computer Game Applications Development
  • Computer Games Technology
  • Game Design & Production Management
  • Computing & Networks
  •  Ethical Hacking
  • Environmental Science and Technology - NEW
  • Marketing & Business

Post graduate Program

  • International Finance and Accounting
  • International Human Resource Management
  • International Management
  • Oil and Gas Management
  • Games Development
  • Computer Games Technology
  • Ethical Hacking & Cyber Security
  • Energy, Water and Environmental Management
  • Oil and Gas Management

Admission Process at Abertay University

English Language Requirements:

Applicants whose first language is not English are required to hold a suitable English language certificate.

  • IELTS 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
  • TOEFL 80 with no band less than 18
  • Pearson’s PTE 61 with no band less than 56

Abertay University Facilities and Infrastructure

Academic Strengths:

  • School of Arts
  • Media & Computer Games
  • School of Science, Engineering & Technology
  • Dundee Business School
  • School of Social & Health Sciences

Strengths include Environmental Science, Computer Games Technology, Computer Arts, Ethical Hacking and Digital Security, Psychology and Forensic Sciences, Food/Health/Nutrition, Sports Science, Business and Management, Energy/Oil & Gas Accounting, and Law.

Student Facilities:

  • Modern library with 265 workstations and free Wi-Fi throughout the campus.
  • A further 600+ elsewhere on campus, making a total of 865 workstations for a student population of 5,000 – one of the highest ratios in the UK.
  • Large Student Centre incorporating two bars function space, theatre/cinema, art gallery, campus shop, bistro and games room.
  • Home to the UK's first Centre for Excellence in Computer Games Education.
  • New Support Enquiry Zone opened in 2014 – a one-stop shop for all student support services including academic, finance, accommodation

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