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Applications for October entry by 31 August (if you need a Student Visa then the deadline is 31 July) Applications for February entry by 15 December (if you need a Student Visa then the deadline is 30 November) Applications for June entry by 30 April (if you need a Student Visavisa then the deadline is 31 March)


Bell St, Dundee DD1 1HG, United Kingdom

Location info of Abertay university

If you’re looking for a university city that will give you plenty of opportunity for down-time after a long day studying then there are numerous clubs, bars, pubs, cafes, and both universities have excellent student union facilities.

There’s a packed calendar of events held in the city throughout the year. You can go along to everything from the Dundee Guitar Festival to the Scottish International Film Festival for Children and Young People.

Love shopping? There are plenty of opportunities to do that in Dundee. As well as the High Street, Murraygate, and Wellgate centre there’s the Overgate Centre. For those of you that want designer labels at low prices head to City Quay where a recent redevelopment has seen the introduction of factory outlets for designer stores.

Museums, galleries, parks, gardens, cinemas, and tourist attractions are all there to keep you entertained when you get a break from your books. Plus, if you’ve got a car then you’re only a short drive away from some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland.

Top Reasons to Study in Abertay university

At Abertay, we’re proud of our students and graduates, and we believe there’s no better place to study if you’re looking for a degree that helps you become an exceptional candidate in an increasingly competitive job market.

So what exactly does this big small city offer our students?

  • Affordability – You’ll get the best possible uni experience that’s not on a shoestring budget
  • Friends for life – The chance to make loads of memories with a tonne of people. 1 in 6 people here are students!
  • An active social life – From Brewdog, to the DCA (Dundee Contemporary Arts), to the Olympia swimming pool, you’ve got plenty of options to unwind from your studies
  • Convenience – we’re a compact city that’s well connected. Just a 10 minute drive will land you in the beautiful Scottish countryside or an hour on the train will take you to Aberdeen, Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Vitamin D – Weren’t expecting that one huh? Dundee’s the sunniest city in Scotland so you can stock up on the (cool) Scottish sunshine!

You could be spending up to 4 years with us so it’s important you have all the facts. Have a read through 99 Things to See and Do in Dundee and use it to help navigate the city. These recommendations are from the people who live here and love it – including us.

University details

About Abertay university

Things are a bit different, but we are still the same warm and friendly people we always were.

The new term is a form of blended learning with large group learning such as lectures delivered online and small group activity such as tutorials delivered face-to-face on campus in line with social distancing guidance in place at the time.

We’ve worked hard behind the scenes on a range of changes to our buildings and operating systems to help keep you safe.

Career at Abertay university

Career Guidance and Information Service

The Careers Service is here to support you with career decision making during your studies and after you graduate.

We provide a professional career guidance and information service for Abertay students and graduates to help them make informed career choices. We work closely with employers and academic schools to support you by developing your skills to maximise your employability.

The Careers Service can support your career planning in a number of ways, including:

  • Developing your employability skills
  • Identifying potential career options
  • Helping you to find work experience
  • Helping you to understand and demonstrate the skills needed to market yourself to employers

We do this through face to face individual support with our professional advisors and group workshops.

One great example of our careers support is through our annual Principal’s Award.

Campus life

Abertay Campus 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 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 award-winning library. There’s 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.

Eat, Drink, Shop

Our Campus shop and cafes are designed to give you places to recharge, eat, drink and socialise. Whether it’s the Library cafe, Aroma, or Campus Shop you can pop in between classes and find what you need.

Find more about Our Campus

Places to visit

When you’re not studying, you will have PLENTY to see and do.

  • Visit Edinburgh and Glasgow, which are only 1.5-2 hours away by car or train.
  • Loch Ness maybe you will see the legendary creature! There are A LOT of castles like Edinburgh, Stirling, Balmoral, Glamis, Dunnottar. Dundee has 6 to help get you started.
  • Scotland is full of historical sites. For example Orkney has 5000 year old houses and tombs as well as medieval churches and renaissance palaces.
  • You can also discover stone-carving Picts, warring clans, invading Vikings, enlightened philosophers, amazing poets and one Bonnie Prince.
  • Not forgetting that the film ‘Braveheart’ and ‘Outlander (the TV series) were filmed on location all over Scotland.

We had a hard timne keeping the list short so check out more on Visit Scotland.


This is an award of up to £12,000 for prospective new international undergraduate students.

The award is £3,000 per annum, for a maximum of 4 years total study. Successful recipients will have the award deducted from their tuition fees.


To be eligible you must meet all of the following conditions:

  • Be classified as International (Overseas) fee status by Abertay University.
  • Registered as a full-time student for your first undergraduate degree.
  • Have met all the academic conditions attached to your offer of admission for entry to the University as a new full-time student in September.
  • Be studying on campus at the University.

Ranking & Accreditation of Abertay university

  • State-of-the-art facilities hailed as Abertay ranks best in Europe for videogames education
  • Did you know 95% of Abertay students are in work or further education within six months of graduating? We’re focused on the kind of industry-relevant learning that’s going to land you a job after you graduate, with many of our degrees offering built-in work placements.
  • the Guardian Good University Guide for 2021, Abertay ranked 3rd in the UK for student satisfaction with teaching, and 8th in the UK for overall student satisfaction. With a student population of only 4000, we’re very proud that our students get so much out of our friendly, personal approach.
  • a UK top ten university for student satisfaction Not to mention third in Scotland! That’s according to the National Student Survey 2020. The guide ranks universities based on the stuff that’s really important to students like course satisfaction, teaching, academic support and assessment and feedback.

Student Accommodation at Abertay university

All our student rooms have a bed, desk, drawers and plenty of sockets. Some are en suite, depending on what you choose, and wifi is provided. We’re here to help you every step of the way.

Your room is a great place to start your university journey.

It is a space filled with potential to meet new people, the place to run a movie marathon, learn to cook or share a pizza with your flatmates. It’s your private space where you can study or kick back at the end of a long day. It’s more than your room – it’s your new home.

Check out our rooms

All rooms have a bed, desk, drawers and plenty of sockets. Some are en suite, some are single, some are bedsits – depending on what you choose. Bills like wifi, gas and electricity are included in the rent. Find out more here, or in our Student Accommodation FAQs.

Find more about different choices of Accomodations

Programs at Abertay university


  1. Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)
  2. Forensic Sciences BSc (Hons)
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  1. Accounting and Finance BA (Hons)
  2. Accounting and Finance with Business Analytics BA (Hons)
  3. Accounting and Finance with Law BA (Hons)
  4. Accounting and Finance with People Management BA (Hons)
  5. Business Management BA (Hons)
  6. Business Management with Analytics BA (Hons)
  7. Business Management with Events Management BA (Hons)
  8. Business Management with Law BA (Hons)
  9. Business Management with People Management BA (Hons)
  10. Digital Marketing and Business Management BA (Hons)
  11. Digital Marketing with Events Management BA (Hons)
  12. Marketing and Business Management BA (Hons)
  13. Social Care Management BA (Hons)*
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  1. Accounting and Finance (CIMA Gateway) MSc
  2. Construction and Project Management MSc
  3. Construction Management MSc
  4. Digital Marketing and e-Business MSc
  5. Environment and Business MSc
  6. Water and Environmental Management MSc
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  1. Civil and Environmental Engineering MEng/BEng (Hons)
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  1. Civil Engineering MSc
  2. Environment and Energy MSc
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  1. Computing BSc (Hons)
  2. Cybersecurity BSc (Hons)
  3. Ethical Hacking BSc (Hons)
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  1. Applied Artificial Intelligence & User Experience MSc
  2. Ethical Hacking and Cybersecurity MSc/PGDip
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  1. Fitness, Nutrition and Health BSc (Hons)
  2. Food and Consumer Science BSc (Hons)
  3. Food Science, Nutrition and Wellbeing BSc (Hons)
  4. Food, Nutrition and Health BSc (Hons)
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  1. LLB (Hons) Law
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  1. BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing
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  1. Criminology BA (Hons)
  2. Criminology and Policing BA (Hons)
  3. Criminology and Sociology BA (Hons)
  4. Psychology BSc (Hons)
  5. Psychology and Counselling BSc (Hons)
  6. Psychology w. Forensic & Investigative Psychology BSc (Hons)
  7. Psychology with Development and Education BSc (Hons)
  8. Psychology with Forensic Scene Investigation BSc (Hons)
  9. Social Care Management BA (Hons)*
  10. Social Science BA (Hons)**
  11. Sociology BA (Hons)***
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  1. Physical Activity and Health BSc (Hons)
  2. Sport and Exercise – Leading to Named Routes BSc (Hons)
  3. Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)
  4. Sport and Management BA (Hons)
  5. Sports Development and Coaching BSc (Hons)
  6. Strength and Conditioning BSc (Hons)
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  1. Computer Arts BA (Hons)
  2. Computer Game Applications Development BSc (Hons)
  3. Computer Games Technology BSc (Hons)
  4. Game Design and Production BA (Hons)
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  1. Computer Games Technology MSc/PGDip
  2. Professional Masters in Games Development MProf
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