A closer look at Abertay – Sponsored by the University of Abertay
You may never have heard of Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland but we pack quite a punch as in the word of science, be it the formal sciences, the behavioural and social sciences, food science or sports science. While all of them differ in course content and graduate career paths, they all have one thing in common – they’re designed to get you work ready for the modern world.
We’ve recently invested £3.5 million into our equipment, technology, and teaching facilities which means you’ll be learning in the best possible setting within our new science labs! We have equipment that you’ll find readily available in industry laboratories. Your transition from student to worker will therefore be much less of a challenge and you can get hands on straight away.
Our Science courses
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science
BSc (Hons) Forensic Sciences
BSc (Hons) Environmental Science and Technology
BSc (Hons) Psychology
BSc (Hons) Psychology and Forensic Biology
BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling
BA (Hons) Social Sciences
BA (Hons) Sociology
BA (Hons) Sport and Exercise
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
BA (Hons) Sport and Management
BSc (Hons) Sport and Psychology
BSc (Hons) Food and Consumer Science
BSc (Hons) Food, Nutrition and Health
BSc (Hons) Fitness, Nutrition and Health
BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health Nursing)
If you become a student at Abertay University, you won’t just be picking a place to study. You will also be picking a place to live! American news giant, The Wall Street Journal, named Dundee as Scotland’s coolest city and put us in its top 10 list of the world’s ‘hot destinations’ for 2018.
As a student destination, Dundee is hard to beat:
The practical stuff
- We’re on the north-east coast of Scotland. An hour’s drive or train journey to Edinburgh and a 90-minute direct flight to London.
- We’re consistently one of the most affordable cities in the whole of the UK
- We have the UK’s highest average broadband speed – 99% access to super-fast broadband
We’re big little city – compact, walkable, and easy to get around with good bus and train links.
The cool stuff
- Dundee is promoted as “One City, Many Discoveries“ in honour of its history ofscientific activities and of the
RRSDiscovery, Robert Falcon Scott’s Antarctic exploration vessel, which was built in Dundee and is now berthed at Discovery You can explore the ship and see Scott’s and Ernest Shackleton’s cabins.
- The V&A Museum, Scotland’s first design museum, and the only V&A outside of London, is opening in 2018. It’s visually spectacular (go on, google it!) and is the first British building by world renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, who was also responsible for designing the Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium.
- We’re situated right beside a volcano. Walk up the steep banks of Dundee’s ‘Law‘ and you’ll actually be standing on an extinct volcano that was formed around 400 million years ago.
- We are Scotland’s Sunshine State! Dundee is a suntrap – it’s something to do with us being south-facing!
- Our Mills Observatory is Britain’s first purpose-built public observatory…and it is amazing! Prepare to have your eyes well and truly opened as you gaze upon stunning views of the stars and planets that surround us through their state-of-the-art telescope. And it’s free to visit!
- We’re known for our beautiful setting on the banks of the River Tay. Stephen Fry called it ‘ludicrously beautiful’. We have hills, sea and a beach on our doorstep where you can even spot dolphins.
- We have the buzz and energy of a young person’s city – 1in 5 are students.
You might not know this but Abertay is famous for computer games technology and cybersecurity – we were first in the world to offer degrees in computer games and ethical hacking. In fact, Grand Theft Auto was created by an Abertay student right here in Dundee. We’re also Scotland’s leading institution for Environmental Science research, including green business technologies, urban water technology and pollution-control technology.
But don’t think we’re a big, faceless university. In fact, we’re quite the opposite. We’re the best size for the modern world – small and agile. Our campus is small and so are our class sizes. Our low student-staff ratio gives us a strong sense of community and means you have more contact time with lecturers who’ll know your name. You’ll be able to ask questions and get feedback – fast. It also makes it much easier to get to know your classmates and make friends. Plus, Dundonians are an incredibly friendly bunch and chatty by nature.
Find out more
The best place to find out more is our website of course. You’ll see more information about our Science courses, student life and Accommodation options. If you use the search box to enter Open Days, you’ll also see some 360 photography of the facilities and campus. Don’t miss the ones of the brand spanking new Science labs.
Or drop us an email or give us a call: 01382 308080