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 specialisms
The university is based on five schools and a range of specialist centres:
The university offers a huge range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Abertay is well known for its world-leading courses in computer arts and computer games technology.
It is also among Scotland’s top leading universities for biomed and civil engineering.
There are around 4,000 students, representing 60 countries; around 26% come from overseas.
According to HESA, 93.9% of students from the 2015/16 academic year went into employment or further study within six months of graduating.
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 Sport@Abertay, which plays an important part of university life, with over 20 sports clubs on offer. The Hannah Maclure Centre provides an informal and cultural space for students including a state-of-the-art cinema and performance stage and the Students’ Association offers a wide range of societies covering all interests.
The Princeton Review (2017) ranked Abertay’s games degrees the best in Europe for the third year in a row.
In 2016 Abertay was the only Scottish university to be nominated for University of the Year.
Courtesy of Abertay University