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 NEWS30/05/2023

Abertay Digital Graduate Show 2023: What’s On?

What you can expect to see at this year’s Abertay Digital Graduate Show!

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Abertay cyberQuarter Preview
ABERTAY NEWS17/05/2023

Abertay cyberQuarter to host cyber safety roadshow for hundreds of Dundee pupils

An immersive theatre experience that uses storytelling and gaming to educate...

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ABERTAY NEWS12/05/2023

Abertay University launches Esports collaboration with Dundee United FC

Abertay University and Dundee United have launched a new Esports collaboratio...

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ABERTAY NEWS24/03/2023

Games legend Chris van der Kuyl takes part in pitching session with students

Video games industry figure Chris van der Kuyl gave his feedback on student p...

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ABERTAY NEWS27/02/2023

Reskilling members of the Armed Forces community as Ethical Hackers

SaluteMyJob is once again teaming up with Abertay University, the UK’s leadin...

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ABERTAY NEWS14/02/2023

Abertay University project combats growing threat of romance fraud

An Abertay project is tackling one of the most devastating and costly forms o...

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ABERTAY NEWS15/12/2022

Abertay cyberQuarter announces founding partners

The 12 initial partners include cybersecurity companies, public sector organi...

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ABERTAY NEWS25/11/2022

Abertay cyberQuarter celebrates success at Scottish Cyber Awards

New cybersecurity centre scoops prize as alumni, staff and partners honoured

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ABERTAY NEWS25/10/2022

Nintendo Switch release for game first created at Abertay

Puny Astronaut's game Skye Tales is set for worldwide release six years on fr...

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ABERTAY NEWS20/10/2022

Dundee hosts first-ever international Cyber 9/12 Challenge in Scotland

The Atlantic Council’s first Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge for Scotland has b...

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ABERTAY NEWS12/10/2022

Abertay video game project set on Tay Road Bridge nominated for Scottish BAFTA

Real-life experiences and voice of researcher’s father used to raise awarenes...

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ABERTAY NEWS04/10/2022

RNIB and Abertay University to hold accessibility in gaming event

Sight loss charity Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and Aberta...

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