School of Applied Sciences

We work where industry and research meet to solve the big challenges that society faces.

Welcome to a community of like-minded individuals

Applied Science mixes scientific knowledge with practical applications.  We will prepare you for employment through a practical, skills-based learning experience.  The School is a dynamic, exciting place to study.  Our staff are passionate and dedicated, and many have internationally recognised expertise.  

The four Divisions offer 19 undergraduate and four taught post-graduate courses with a clear vocational theme. Many of our subjects led REF2014 rankings for research intensity for modern Scottish universities.  Our accredited degrees are co-designed with industry, making them relevant to employers.

We reflect the University’s tenet of being ’rooted in the community’. This means close links with industry, the professions and local schools and colleges. Our staff influence policies on health, policing, education, and environmental practices nationally, and impact on developments in other areas. 

We have a vibrant body of research students engaged in industry-based projects. Because the excellent research resources are all based on one site, we have several groups working together on inter-disciplinary projects.

Our strong reputation for innovative teaching reflects today's employment needs.  We aim to give you a valuable qualification - combined with transferable skills - so you fulfil your ambitions.

Dean of School

Andrea Cameron

Andrea Cameron smiling

School Divisions

There are four specialised divisions in this School:

Three people working in a food laboratory

Division of Engineering and Food Science

Inventive teaching and degree courses in civil and environmental engineering, and food, nutrition and health.

Find out more

Hospital environment - patient lying in bed and 4 Nursing staff standing around the bed

Division of Health Sciences

Make a difference to health and well-being by combining academic and practice-based learning, with the NHS, the voluntary and private sectors.

Find out more

Female taking notes whilst another female is talking

Division of Psychology and Forensic Sciences

Understand and analyse human behaviour in a friendly, supportive, and stimulating learning environment.

Find out more

Female working on an exercise bike - two other females spectating and taking notes

Division of Sport and Exercise Sciences

Learn about sport and exercise coaching, development and management, the social sciences of sport, as well as sport and exercise science.

Find out more

ABERTAY NEWS07/06/2022

Abertay lecturer wins UK-wide Institution of Civil Engineers accolade

Dr Rebecca Wade named STEM Ambassador of the Year

Find out more

ABERTAY NEWS06/06/2022

Abertay University hosts first UK conference on boxing performance

Abertay University hosted a two-day boxing and combat sports conference last...

Find out more

ABERTAY NEWS25/05/2022

Abertay launches video competition for International Women in Engineering Day

Abertay University launches video competition for International Women in Engi...

Find out more

ABERTAY NEWS13/05/2022

Boxing world champions get out of the ring and into the lab for Abertay study

Research project investigates the physiological impact of traditional boxing...

Find out more

Female using knife and chopping board to prepare food
ABERTAY NEWS12/05/2022

Research Excellence Framework shows Abertay University’s real-world impact

Analysis shows Abertay had biggest Scottish climb in internationally excellen...

Find out more

Hospital environment - patient lying in bed and 4 Nursing staff standing around the bed
ABERTAY NEWS12/05/2022

International counselling conference comes to Abertay for the first time

Abertay is set to co-host the 28th Annual BACP Research Conference

Find out more

A police officer using a smartphone
ABERTAY NEWS05/04/2022

Abertay and Police Scotland launch new sports integrity programme

Young athletes will be educated about the dangers posed by serious organised...

Find out more

ABERTAY NEWS02/03/2022

Abertay report reveals positive impact of AIG Women’s Open

A new Abertay study shows the positive influencing power of a major golfing e...

Find out more

ABERTAY NEWS17/02/2022

Abertay student supports international work on student success

Sophie Kennedy chaired conference panel for new Global Forum for Student Succ...

Find out more

ABERTAY NEWS14/02/2022

International research reveals men say 'I love you' first

Study published ahead of Valentine's Day looked at love confessions across se...

Find out more

ABERTAY NEWS16/01/2022

Gender stereotypes affecting boys' education decisions more than girls'

Boys continue to be put off traditionally ‘female’ career paths due to being...

Find out more

ABERTAY NEWS10/01/2022

Abertay alumni Laura Baxter recognised in New Year Honours list

Abertay alumni Laura Baxter recognised in New Year Honours for work with Spec...

Find out more

Pause carousel

Play carousel