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Abertay University

Abertay University

Abertay University, in Dundee, has been named UK University of the Year for Teaching Quality (Times 2021), and is a UK top 10 institution for student satisfaction (Guardian 2021 & NSS 2020). We’ve been ranked the #1 in Europe for video games education 7 years running (Princeton Review) having launch the world's first computer games degrees, and also the world’s first Ethical Hacking degree. 

Top reasons to study here

  • As a small university, Abertay students find a more personal experience, with the size making it easier to integrate, make friends and spend time with lecturers
  • All Abertay's programmes feature work-related learning, taking many forms including work placements, projects with industry input, and guest lecturers.
  • Our specialist degree programmes in computer games and cybersecurity are were the first and are some of the best-known in the world.


There's nothing average about Abertay. We are a specialist university with internationally recognised tech-driven degrees such as Ethical Hacking and Computer Games, as well as top Science, Business and Social Science degrees.


Abertay is a compact, focused University with an established reputation for working well across traditional research boundaries, as well as within new and emerging disciplines and sectors. We are committed to high quality research that delivers real impact for society. From environmental research into sustainable businesses and food production, to using computer games as creative and critical tools to understand the behaviours and structures that drive and influence individuals in the societies in which they exist, our researchers are solving complex real-world problems to fuel innovation-led growth and sustainable development.


The Careers Service can support your career planning in a number of ways, including:

  • Developing your employability skills
  • Identifying potential career options
  • Helping you to find work experience
  • Helping you to understand and demonstrate the skills needed to market yourself to employers

Student services

We offer a wide range of support services covering personal and academic matters, delivered by a combination of Student Services (SEZ), Information Services, the Student Association, and academic schools. We provide specialist services giving you high-quality, professional, non-judgmental, confidential counselling, information, advice, and guidance on issues such as money, wellbeing, disability and careers. This includes the Career Development Centre; Disabled Student Support; Learner Development Service; Counselling; International Advice and Welfare; Student Funding Advice; Abertay Language Centre and Faith and Belief. 

Housing services

For many students, coming to university means the first time living away from home. Having your own space can be a great experience and living in university accommodation gives you the comfort of knowing you are in a safe, well maintained environment. You are also in the perfect place to make friends for life and have great fun. We offer a range of room types across four locations, all of which are a short walk from campus and the city centre. They are great value – utility bills, internet access and contents insurance are all included in the cost.

Library services

Our recently refurbished, multi award-winning library provides a mix of learning environments to meet different student needs. The library is also stocked with over 126,000 books, and provides access to over 32,000 electronic journal titles and upwards of 175,000 e-books, which can be accessed online from anywhere.

Campus life

  • The University is conveniently located on a city centre campus, with all of its buildings within a quarter of a mile of each other. Shops, recreational facilities and the main bus and train stations are a short walk away. 
  • The teaching building and student centre are in the Bell Street complex, grouped around the University's award-winning library. There's always a busy atmosphere around the Abertay campus, as students come and go to lectures, meet with staff, study for exams, and attend tutorials and seminars.

Sports facilities

At Abertay, sport and physical activity is as much a part of university life as attending lectures and tutorials. Although a small university, Abertay offers a fantastic range of clubs from the traditional sports such as rugby and football to the more diverse sports such as triathlon and dance. In fact, Abertay has more sports clubs per student than any other Scottish university, and are in the top 5 in the UK. The on-campus gym facilities offer a brand new range of cardio and weight machines as well as a full schedule of exercise classes.

Student clubs

Abertay Students’ Association is the vibrant hub of student representation and engagement in all aspects of the student experience at Abertay. They offer support in times of need, represent student views and opinions, ensure the best possible student experience and encourage and support social engagement in societies, voluntary opportunities and other fun activities. 


Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom

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