Abertay University

Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
Abertay is right at the heart of Dundee, combining all the advantages of a close-knit campus with the buzz of city centre life. All of our buildings are within a quarter of a mile of each other, as are shops, bars, clubs, cinemas and theatres, and we’re just a few minutes' walk from the bus and train stations.



Founded as the Dundee Technical Institute in 1888, later converted into a centrally funded institution with full degree-awarding powers (including research degrees) from the 1970s onwards. Referred to as an "industrial university" by the Scottish Office as early as 1902, and won the right to use formal university title from 1994.


  • Undergraduate degrees at Abertay develop confident, independent thinkers who are ready for the world of work. All our courses, undergraduate and postgraduate, are focused on relevant skills, practical experience, and learning from industry experts.
  • Postgraduate degrees at Abertay develop your existing skills and undergraduate studies, helping you to specialise and improve your career prospects – or prepare you for further academic research.


Consequently, the Abertay University Research and Knowledge Exchange strategy, R-LINCS (Research-Led Innovation Nodes for Contemporary Society), bridges conventional boundaries between research disciplines to devise innovative approaches to address societal challenges. R-LINCS is structured into four themes: Creative Industries, Environment, Security, and Society.


The more specific you are about the types of jobs you are interested in the easier it will be to find a position that suits your knowledge, skills and experiences. Take time to research the industries and employers that appeal to you - use resources such as Prospects Student Career Guide, Times Top 100 (limited number of copies available for free from the Career Development Centre), Guardian UK 300 and The Job Crowd Top Companies to research sectors, organisations and roles.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (6)
Business & Management (3)
Medicine & Health (3)
Social Sciences (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Education & Training (1)
Humanities (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)


Student services

To help you make the most of your time with us, Abertay offers an integrated range of support services covering pastoral and academic matters, delivered by a combination of Student Services, Information Services, the Student Association and academic schools.

Abertay University's Student Services department has a dedicated and professional advisor to assist you in all aspects of studying and living in the UK.

Housing services

Coming to University often signals the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in our students' lives. For many, this includes living independently for the first time. Living in Student Accommodation is a great way to meet new people, make lifelong friends and have fun.

Library services

Almost 50% of the 503 study spaces have a networked PC to provide the flexibility to work online alongside traditional print resources and full Wii-Fi coverage gives students the option of using their own tablet or laptop. The library is well stocked with over 126,000 books which can be accessed during the long opening hours while over 32,000 electronic journal titles and 175,000+ e-books.

ICT services

We recognise the importance of providing our& students with the type of networked computing environment they can expect to work in after graduating. A programme of continual improvement ensures that both hardware and software are the latest industry standard, providing our students with one of the best common ICT platforms of any UK university.

Student Life

Campus life

The University is conveniently located on a city centre campus, with all of its buildings within a quarter of a mile of each other. Shops, recreational facilities and the main bus and train stations are but a short walk away.The main buildings, Old College, Kydd Building, Student Centre and Hannah Maclure Centre are in the Bell Street complex grouped around the University's outstanding award-winning library.There is always a busy atmosphere around the Abertay campus, as students come and go to lectures, meet with staff, study for exams, and attend tutorials and seminars.

Sports facilities

Gym Inductions - book in at the gym reception desk for an introduction to the facility, the rules for the gym and how to use each of the items of equipment. This can be delivered on a group or individual basis depending on how confident you feel about using the gym. If an induction is not completed, the user accepts that the gym is used at their own risk. We urge all gym users to complete an induction to make the most of their gym experience

Student clubs

There are many things to do at Abertay when you are not studying. The Students' Association organises a wide range of societies covering all sorts of interests from the Biotechnology Society, Japanese Film and Anime Society, to the Poker Society. All of the societies welcome new members so you don't need to be an expert to join.

Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom