School of Design and Informatics

Award-winning games and computing degrees

Our award-winning games and computing degrees, offered by the National Centre of Excellence for Computer Games Education in the School of Design and Informatics, are among the best in the world according to the prestigious Princeton Review

We educate our students to be the innovators and ground-breakers of tomorrow’s computing and digital media-based industries.

We offer a wide range of industry accredited courses, from technology courses in ethical hacking and games programming to creative courses in design and digital media creation.

We have strong links with industry and major companies, the school is a founding partner of Sony’s PlayStation First education programme and courses are accredited by Screen Skills, JAMES, NCSC, Tiga and BCS. Those links mean that our courses are current and relevant.

Our staff are leaders in their fields and involved in individual and collaborative research with national research projects and industry partners.

School of Design and Informatics Accreditations

In these pages, you will find out who we are, what we teach, where our interests lie, and how we can help you develop interesting and rewarding careers in subjects which are stimulating and exciting.

Dean of School

Professor Gregor White

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School Divisions

This School has three specialist Divisions:

Division of Games Technology and Mathematics

The centre for degrees, research and knowledge in applied computer science, games technology and mathematics.

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Division of Cybersecurity

The world-renowned teaching centre for ethical hacking and cybersecurity .

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Division of Games and Arts

Internationally recognised research and courses in game design, computer games technology and computer arts.

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Abertay students named in games industry 'Graduate of the Year' list

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Abertay University reveals sponsors backing Dare Academy Game Design Competition

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