Abertay University was originally founded as the Dundee Technical Institute in 1888. It lies right in the heart of Dundee city centre, and all its campuses are within a quarter of a mile of each other.
Courses and students
The university is based around four schools and a range of specialist centres.
School of Business, Law and Social Sciences is Tayside’s leading provider in business and management education.
School of Design and Informatics provides a range of computer arts, games design and cyber security courses, and is a National Centre for Excellence for both video games and cyber security education.
School of Applied Sciences provides full and part time programmes as well as research in a wide range of disciplines.
Graduate School provides support, training and professional development opportunities to the postgraduate community.
The university offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Abertay is well known for its world-leading courses in computer arts and computer games technology and launched the world’s first Ethical Hacking degree.
There are around 4,500 students, representing over 60 countries.
Facilities and services
Abertay University has many great facilities to offer its students including White Space located on the ground floor of the university’s Kydd Building; the award winning Bernard King Library which includes fully equipped seminar rooms, study rooms and a language centre; a Student Centre which is the cultural and social hub of the city campus; and Abertay Sport, which plays an important part of university life, with a wide range of sports teams on offer.
Abertay GameLab has advanced development facilities, with 50 computer stations used for the high-end game and graphics development.
Abertay University is number 1 in the UK for teaching quality in the 2021 Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide, and ranks amongst the UK top 10 for Student Satisfaction in the National Student Survey.
In the Complete University Guide 2024, the university is in the top 20 in the UK for the subject area of Forensic Science.