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Abertay University

Abertay can offer you everything you might look for from a university – industry-relevant programmes in a diverse range of subjects, with accreditations from professional bodies, and great career prospects. 

Top reasons to study here

  • Small class sizes so you 're on first name terms with your lecturers
  • Learning first hand from local and international companies
  • Thriving professional industries with a student-filled social scene

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Humanities (1)



In everything we do, Abertay University will strive to:

  • Ensure excellence
  • Be innovative
  • Be professional
  • Be fair, inclusive and transparent
  • Provide the best possible student experience
  • Demonstrate the highest standards of leadership and governance
  • Provide appropriate and high quality facilities


The interdisciplinary Research and Knowledge Exchange strategy, called R-LINCS (Research-Led Innovation Nodes for Contemporary Society), bridges conventional boundaries between research disciplines and devises innovative approaches to address applied research questions. In practice, this means that experts from a range of disciplines, often working with external partners, pool their talents to address the complex problems that modern society faces.


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

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


Student services

A warm welcome to the International Guide - written especially with you in mind. The guide should contain all the information you feel is important before embarking on the adventure of your life! If you can't find the answer to your question, please email the advisory service or use the Ask a Question page.

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 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.

Sports facilities

Sport and physical activity at Abertay University is as much a part of university life as attending lectures and tutorials. Although a small university, Abertay offers a wide range of clubs from the traditional sports such as rugby and football to the more diverse sports such as triathlon and dance.

Student Reviews

Best 4 years of my studies!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was a great experience. I had the most wonderful professors I could have ever asked for who have taught me so much and made my sociology course so enjoyable and interesting!

I can be real fun with any kind of people.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have learned many lifelong experiences especially how to relate to people. My university had great teachers who shared their knowledge perfectly.

Abertay? Aberyay!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

A small university but big in terms of education and experience

Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom

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