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

The image shows people in a bar sitting at tables made from barrels.
ABERTAY NEWS28/07/2021

Research reveals effects of witness intoxication on eyewitness accounts

A psychology research project has brought forward new findings on the reliabi...

Find out more

Student, Linzi Morgan
ABERTAY NEWS22/07/2021

Pandemic Placement: Linzi reflects as a Mental Health Nursing student

2nd year Mental Health Nursing student, Linzi Morgan, reflects on her experie...

Find out more

Student, Thomas Halstead
ABERTAY NEWS20/07/2021

Learning to fail...correctly: Thomas offers advice on resits

Fitness, Health and Nutrition student, Thomas Halstead, offers up some advice...

Find out more

The image shows graduate Rochelle Savage posing in her gowns in a garden.
ABERTAY NEWS14/07/2021

Rochelle breaks down barriers to graduate with a first-class honours degree

A woman is to graduate from her Psychology and Counselling course with first-...

Find out more

Pic of students for MSc AI-UX
ABERTAY NEWS09/07/2021

New AI course offers scholarships for women and ethnic minorities

The MSc Applied Artificial Intelligence and User Experience is first to combi...

Find out more

Eilidh Doyle
ABERTAY NEWS01/07/2021

Elite athletes paired with Covid sufferers for recovery promotion project

The Sport v Covid research project aims to make a difference through one-to-o...

Find out more

Kate Smith headshot 2021 WEB
ABERTAY NEWS26/05/2021

Abertay Academic’s new book makes pluralistic therapy accessible

A new book on pluralistic therapy by Abertay University lecturer academic Dr...

Find out more

picture of a person
ABERTAY NEWS30/03/2021

Lockerbie bombing inquiry psychologist to deliver talk at Abertay

Prof Ray Bull to give inaugural Michael Lamb Lecture

Find out more

Female using knife and chopping board to prepare food
ABERTAY NEWS17/02/2021

Abertay to lead on low carbon food and drink innovation

Transform Net-Zero project is funded through the Low Carbon Challenge Fund

Find out more

An ultrasound device used in the project
ABERTAY NEWS22/12/2020

Ultrasound used to improve shelf-life of fresh fruit and vegetables

It's believed to be the first time the process has been used in Scotland

Find out more

ABERTAY NEWS18/12/2020

Online sports coaching “should continue after pandemic”

According to research involving Abertay University

Find out more

A picture of Neil Kirk smiling
ABERTAY NEWS08/12/2020

Unique online lab to investigate Dundee dialect

Psychology lecturer Dr Neil Kirk has launched MINDyourlanguages.com

Find out more