Abertay University

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Key Information


Kydd Building, Bell Street, Dundee, Tayside, DD1 1HG




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.


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.



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