Abertay University is a modern university, located in a city-centre campus in Dundee, Scotland’s fourth city. Dundee is well known as one of Scotland’s leading tech industry hubs and Abertay offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees that prepare students for the industries and jobs of the modern world.
The School of Design and Informatics at Abertay offers a wide range of industry accredited courses, from technology courses in ethical hacking and games programming to creative courses in design and digital media creation.
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Five Reasons to Study Gaming and Technology Degrees at Abertay
1. Global reputation
Abertay is renowned for its world-leading development of computer games degree programmes. It launched the world’s first computer games degree in 1997, and an Abertay student created Grand Theft Auto and the game originated in the city of Dundee.
The University has ranked top in Europe for computer games education every year since 2015 (Princeton Review World Top 25 Games Universities) and was first to be named a UK Centre for Excellence in Computer Games Education.
Abertay also ranks inside the global top 15 for undergraduate games courses and in the top 10 at postgraduate level, whilst the University was also the UK University of the Year for Teaching Quality in the Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.
3. Great student satisfaction
Abertay placed in the UK top 10 for Student Satisfaction in both the Guardian University Guide 2021 and the National Student Survey 2020, with the areas of teaching, courses and feedback all excelling.
4. Industry leading courses
Abertay is the first UK university to offer a Master's degree bringing together AI, UX Research and Applied Psychology with the MSc Applied Artificial Intelligence and User Experience programme. This course aims to create the next generation of AI talent, who recognise the role of human behaviour in technology use.
Studying on Abertay’s MSc Computer Games Technology will give students a globally reputable qualification making them highly desirable to employers. Graduates have gone on to work with the world’s most recognisable games companies, including Ubisoft, Sony, EA and Rockstar North.
Fully certified by the National Cyber Security Centre - part of GCHQ - the MSc Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security degree develops the skills and mindset needed to tackle the growing threat of computer hackers.
Students on the Professional Masters in Games Development programme will develop core skills through applied project work, supported by experienced games industry practitioners, and enhance their skills in interdisciplinary communication and collaboration through teamwork with students and staff from other areas of games development.
5. Home to cyberQuarter Scotland
Abertay will be home to the new cyberQuarter in Scotland, providing office, events and collaboration/experimentation space, alongside secure cloud-computing infrastructure to enable online teaching, R&D and knowledge-exchange activities.
Dr Natalie Coull, Head of the Division of Cybersecurity at Abertay University said: “The cyberQuarter will hugely benefit both our existing University community and the wider Scottish cyber sector, and we are now looking forward to progressing towards the next steps of the project and to seeing the fantastic new building designs taking shape.”