About University of Abertay Dundee

by / Saturday, 05 April 2014 / Published in University Of Abertay, Dundee

Abertay University

About University of Abertay Dundee

The University of Abertay Dundee is an internationally recognisedAbertay_Kidd_building institution dating back to 1888, when it was founded to offer higher education opportunities to working people in Dundee. Today, the University is recognised for its achievements in teaching, learning and research that directly support the industries of today and the future.

Dundee is Scotland’s fourth largest city with a population of about 150,000. It is located on the banks of the River Tay on the East Coast of Scotland and has excellent road, rail and air links to all major cities across the UK. Dundee offers an excellent quality of life combining all the shopping, cultural and entertainment benefits of city living with easy access to surrounding countryside and nearby beaches.

The University’s teaching and learning has been judged to be of excellent quality in economics and environmental sciences, and its research in psychology, environmental sciences, and law is recognised to be of world-class standard. Of the University’s approximately 5,000 students, across five Schools (faculties), around two-thirds are from Scotland – but almost 80 countries are represented in its student community. Abertay is right in the heart of Dundee, combining all the advantages of a close knit campus with the city centre life. All the buildings are within a few hundred metres of each other. The bus and train stations along with shopping malls, food outlets, cinemas, theatres and places of worship for major religions are just a few minutes walk away.

The University’s world-leading development of computing and creative and digital arts degree programmes has resulted in it being named the UK’s first National Centre of Excellence in Computer Games Education. The University has Skillset Media Academy status (a government scheme recognising excellence in HE for industry) and its Dare to be Digital International Creative competition is supported by the British Council, BBC, Microsoft, Electronic Arts and more.

Abertay launched Scotland’s first degrees in Bioinformatics and Biotechnology and scored a world-first with the launch of its undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures. Another speciality is the world-leading Computer Games Technology and Computer Arts degrees.
With the friendly, welcoming and supportive environment, there’s a real ‘Abertay family’ feel to the campus. And have a particular focus on preparing the students for the world of work through the unique approach to studio-based learning, in which the students tackle real-world challenges alongside experienced practitioners and research.

The University offers taught Bachelors and Masters courses and research based Masters/MPhil/PhD degrees in a wide range of subject areas. The courses are organised into four Schools (faculties):

  • School of Science, Engineering & Technology (SET)
  • School of Arts, Media and Computer Games (AMG)
  • Dundee Business School (DBS)
  • School of Social and Health Sciences (SHS)

Abertay Overseas Scholarships:

Academic Merit Scholarships will be awarded to applicants with previous academic achievements over and above the normal entry requirements for their chosen course. In case of Personal Achievement Scholarships, the applicants will need to demonstrate sporting achievements at club level and/or musical skills and achievements in orchestra/band/solo performance.

The value of each scholarship award will be directly related to the quality of the individual’s academic merit and/or his/her personal achievements in sport or music. Majority of the scholarship awards will be within £1000-£3000 range. However more substantial awards may be made in case of exceptional Academic Merit or Personal Achievement.

Scottish Saltire Scholarships:

The University is participating in the Scottish Saltire Scholarships programme. Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships (SSS) is a substantial programme of scholarships, offered on a matched funding basis between the Government and Scottish Higher Education Institutions. The scheme offers up to 200 awards, each worth £2000 towards the cost of tuition fees for one year of study. These Scholarships are towards the tuition fees, for any one year of study, on a full-time undergraduate, taught postgraduate Masters and PhD course.

Abertay University Information for International Students

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