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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ABERTAY NEWS24/02/2020

Abertay graduate turns to Final Fantasy VII for inspiration in new photo book

TO:KY:OO by Liam Wong is already a best-seller

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ABERTAY NEWS20/02/2020

Game on for Japan-bound Abertay games design student

Daniel Goldie-Furlong has won a prestigious scholarship

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ABERTAY NEWS18/02/2020

Military veterans reskilled to fill growing cybersecurity workforce gap

The project will allow former forces personnel to learn ethical hacking skills

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ABERTAY NEWS12/02/2020

InGAME partnership project to support development of narrative-led videogames

The Immersive Game Lab & Commission is now open for applications

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ABERTAY NEWS05/02/2020

More than 200 people take part in Global Game Jam at Abertay

The worldwide theme this year was 'repair'

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ABERTAY NEWS24/01/2020

First projects revealed for InGAME voucher scheme

Dundee R&D centre to drive innovation through games and media

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ABERTAY NEWS23/01/2020

Student's unique game video goes viral with 4 million views

Matt Stark has been invited to speak at a major videogames conference

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ABERTAY NEWS15/01/2020

Dare Academy winner joins Dundee HR technology firm

Andrew Murdoch will work on a cutting-edge chatbot

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ABERTAY NEWS19/12/2019

International cybersecurity expert warns of festive smart speaker privacy risk

Professor Karen Renaud shares her top security tips

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ABERTAY NEWS16/12/2019

Abertay unveils £5.5m videogames and cybersecurity space

New School of Design and Informatics hailed 'an investment in Scotland's future'

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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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