A closer look at Abertay

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You may never have heard of Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland but we pack quite a punch 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 so your transition from student to worker will therefore be much less of a challenge and you can get hands on straight away.

About Dundee

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!

About Abertay

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.

The cool stuff

Dundee is promoted as “One City, Many Discoveries” in honour of its history of scientific activities and of Robert Falcon Scott’s Antarctic exploration vessel, the RRS Discovery, which was built in Dundee and is now berthed at the Discovery Point Visitor Centre. You can explore the ship and see Scott’s and Ernest Shackleton’s cabins.

The only V&A Museum outside of London and Scotland’s first design museum opened 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, the sea and a beach all on our doorstep and you can even spot dolphins.

We have the buzz and energy of a young person’s city – 1 in 5 are students.

The practical stuff

  • We’re on the north-east coast of Scotland, just 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 so you won’t need to watch those pennies to hard!
  • We have the UK’s highest average broadband speed – 99% access to super-fast broadband (www.speedtest.net).
  • We’re big little city! Compact, walk-able and easy to get around with good bus and train links.

Find out more

Head to our website and you’ll see loads more information about our Science courses, student life and accommodation options. You can also see some 360  photography of the facilities and campus by clicking here. Don’t miss the ones of the brand spanking new Science labs!

Visit www.abertay.ac.uk

Or you can drop us an email at: sro@abertay.ac.uk

Or give us a call on: 01382 308080


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