Abertay University


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About us

Abertay University is based in the heart of Dundee—dubbed Britain's coolest little city by GQ Magazine—on Scotland’s stunning east coast.

Home to approximately 4,500 students, our exciting range of undergraduate courses are designed to prepare you to meet the demands of the modern workplace and make your mark in a variety of industries. Many of our degrees have work placements and industry experience built in, which ensures you hit the ground running. 

Our supportive community will help you thrive, with personalised support, including peer mentoring, mental health counselling and academic advice on hand to make sure you get the most out of your time studying here. 

We're passionate about quality teaching, which was recognised by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, who ranked Abertay's teaching quality top in the UK in 2021 and in the UK top 20 in 2022. 

Wherever your interests lie, you'll find your place at Abertay University.

Teaching is Everthing

Abertay University is widely regarded as THE place to come for high quality teaching—it's what we do and why we're here. Watch the video to check out just a few accolades we've picked up over the past few years.

What makes us different

We’re a comparatively small university ... but we like it that way!

It gives us room to get to know you, and provide you with the kind of personal and academic support you won’t find in a larger institution. We were the first university in the world to launch computer games and ethical hacking programmes. We're ranked top in the UK for undergraduate computer games programmes by the prestigious Princeton Review. The city of Dundee is an important hub for Scotland’s games industry, and is the birthplace of many hugely influential titles including Grand Theft Auto and Lemmings.

Fast facts

  • Abertay launched the world's first computer games degree in 1997 and remains a world leader in the field.
  • Abertay launched the world's first ethical hacking degree in 2006. It adopts a unique offensive approach to cybersecurity.
  • Many of Abertay’s degrees offer great flexibility. Tailor modules, or even easily swap degrees as interests develop and change.
  • Dundee is the top Scottish city for graduates.

Abertay has been instrumental in building the city of Dundee’s place as a global hub for computing and gaming, a perfect example of a university and business working together for the common good. Students recognise the excellence of teaching more widely across the university, placing it close to the top of the tree among universities across the UK for the second successive year. It achieves all this while at the same time being the most socially inclusive university in Scotland. Truly, a modern university.

Alastair McCall, editor of The Sunday Times Good University Guide
University of the Year for Teaching Quality 2021

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Course locations

Abertay Campus

Bell Street, Dundee, DD1 1HG

Main Site

Bell Street, Dundee, DD1 1HG