Abertay University was originally founded as the Dundee Technical Institute in 1888, gaining university status in 1994. It is situated right in the heart of Dundee city centre, and all 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 Scotland’s leading university for environmental science research.
There are around 4,000 students, representing 60 countries.
According to HESA, 92.8% of students went into employment or further study within six months after graduating in 2014/15.
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 our city campus; and Sport@Abertay, which plays 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.
Abertay University is rated top in Scotland for civil engineering and food and drink in the Guardian University Guide 2018.
Courtesy of Abertay University