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 fifth year in a row.

The prestigious Princeton Review rankings show our games degrees in both the undergraduate and postgraduate world Top 25, while the University remains the best placed 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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Games Showcase

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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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Jackie Rowan and Becka Clark
ABERTAY NEWS02/12/2019

Mother crowdfunds 'Jody Gallagher Scholarship' in memory of late son

Computer Arts student Becka Clark is the first recipient

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ABERTAY NEWS15/11/2019

BLOG: 'Nudging' people towards stronger passwords

Cybersecurity expert Professor Karen Renaud looks at password behaviour

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ABERTAY NEWS11/11/2019

SPOTLIGHT ON: Digitised faces reduce shoplifting risk at self-service checkouts

A study found that human-like face resulted in fewer instances of dishonesty

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ABERTAY NEWS06/11/2019

First international activist digital art symposium to open in UK

The event is co-chaired by Abertay professor Joseph DeLappe

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ABERTAY NEWS31/10/2019

Partnership aims to safeguard children in online games

Abertay to lead project with NSPCC and National Crime Agency to prevent child...

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Philip and Andrew Oliver
ABERTAY NEWS26/10/2019

Legendary Oliver Twins to hold public talk at Abertay

The influential game developers will visit the university next month

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ABERTAY NEWS21/10/2019

SPOTLIGHT ON: Tayyaba Nafees

Tayyaba has gone on to run an extremely successful business

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Inner Circle Games pick up awards
ABERTAY NEWS18/10/2019

Inner Circle Games crowned 2019 Dare Academy champion

The announcement was made at the EGX games expo

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Professor Joseph DeLappe
ABERTAY NEWS16/10/2019

Work by Abertay professor showcased at major international exhibitions

Professor Joseph DeLappe's art utilises videogame technology

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A picture of a self-scan checkout, with a digitised face
ABERTAY NEWS11/10/2019

Digitised faces may reduce shoplifting risk at self-service checkouts

A study found that human-like face resulted in fewer instances of dishonesty

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Lecturer and students working in the Hacklab on Desktop computers
ABERTAY NEWS01/10/2019

SPOTLIGHT ON: The cyberQuarter project

A major upcoming research and development centre

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ABERTAY NEWS18/09/2019

Abertay student team shortlisted for Converge 2019

Konglomerate Games has been shortlisted for the prestigious award

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