School of Design and Informatics

Rated best in Europe by Princeton Review

The award-winning courses offered by the National Centre of Excellence for Computer Games Education in the School of Design and Informatics are the best in Europe for an incredible seventh year in a row.

The prestigious Princeton Review rankings show our games degrees in both the undergraduate and postgraduate world Top 15, while the University remains the top European institution.

We aim to 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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YABF - Playstation
ABERTAY NEWS22/07/2021

Abertay developed PlayStation VR Game gets global release

The VR game YOU ARE BEING FOLLOWED, which explores the perspective of a visua...

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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...

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ABERTAY NEWS01/07/2021

Abertay University named first Scottish Unreal Engine Academic Partner

Abertay University has been announced as the first Scottish Academic Partner...

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ABERTAY NEWS17/06/2021

Tech multinational to support Dare Academy with business and legal firms

Tech multinational Dell is to support games competition Dare Academy along wi...

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Michael Falcone - Games Design - project to improve players experience in virtual enviroments WEB FINAL
ABERTAY NEWS16/06/2021

Dundee video games studios unite to support the next generation of talent

Dundee games companies Ninja Kiwi Europe and Outplay Entertainment (via Outpl...

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ABERTAY NEWS28/05/2021

BLOG: Gabriela blogs on the importance of flatmates, hobbies and exercise

International student Gabriela Pedraza Gomez reflects on her year at Abertay...

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ABERTAY NEWS20/04/2021

Abertay students recreate Isle of Cumbrae in Minecraft

Abertay students have recreated tourist hotspot the Isle of Cumbrae in Minecr...

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“Interdimensional” is a 2020 Digital Graduate Show project by Thomas Redwood, a student at Abertay University.
ABERTAY NEWS24/03/2021

State-of-the-art facilities hailed as Abertay ranks best in Europe.

The 'superlative' teaching staff and 'state-of-the-art' facilities at Abertay...

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ABERTAY NEWS22/03/2021

Research reveals cybercriminals are leveraging Covid announcements

The new study from Dr Lynsay Shepherd of Abertay’s School of Design and Infor...

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5G Network
ABERTAY NEWS22/03/2021

Abertay to support 5G innovation hub project

The hub is aimed at driving employment and investment opportunities in the Ta...

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ABERTAY NEWS11/03/2021

Dare Academy returns with £20,000 prize fund

Abertay University's video games design competition will be supported by the...

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ABERTAY NEWS19/02/2021

Abertay develops Ethical Hacking module for teachers

Training to benefit computing teachers across Scotland

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