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Applying to Abertay University (Dundee)
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192-207 UCAS Points
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Abertay University (Dundee) Reputation
Abertay University is located in East Scotland, Dundee. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 4,055 students are enrolled at Abertay University:
- 3,420 of these students come from the UK
- 515 come from other EU countries
- And 115 are students from non-EU countries.
(Source: HESA 2017/18)
The graduate outcomes for Abertay University show that six months after leaving university, 97% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving Abertay University, is £20,500 a year.
(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)
Updated: 23rd September 2019
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Awful place, especially if you're not a game design student. Art students in particular are thrown to the dogs and have units catered to SUPPORTING the game designers, with no actual feedback or s**** given about them specifically. But going to sessions where everyone talks exclusively to the game design and programming students is mandatory. Everything is made to be about game design, months worth of lectures seem to forget they're not actually TEACHING game design courses, and woe betide you if you believed promises of their "hands on" teaching - because at the end of the day during big projects you'll be lucky to get more than a minute of their individual time because literally no tutors seem capable of managing theirs like grown-ups.
MPROF in Game Development is a waste of time. The closest word coming to my mind when I think about it is 'scam'. It's way below Masters level of education. Lecturers don't care about us. The feeling that they're here just to get easy money is clearly visible. We are left on our own with everything. We had to find our own projects and professional game developers to get feedback from them (if you don't know any of them personally then you have to bother unknown people - the best way to get blacklisted!). Lecturers will eventually tell you if you did enough or not - it's all that this uni has to offer. This and PC with Adobe software (other software is mostly available for free anyway) and MS Office (it's our main tool, not game engines). As a bonus, we got a module in which lecturer is focused on politics and social justice, not on game development itself. Are you ready to pay 5, 9 or 15k for this? I heard from other courses that it's not better there. Absolute mess, useless lecturers
I am in 4th year Games programming student and I can safely say that the University is a disaster. It has no student union at all (just a tiny shop with a dead cafe), it gives you empty promises when you apply. We were promised to be tought with the best up to date hardware but ended up learning to code on already discontinued PSvita. The course in general is unorganised, it changes all the time and you feel like a laboratory rat. No staff that actually cares about their job, impossible to get references, awfully tiny gym, University is too small to form any good societies, difficult to find friends. Everyone treats depression as a normal thing and excpect you to have it. The queue to see the councelling is too long so you might not even be able to seek for help, no way of challenging the grade received, no clear marking scheme, seems like the space has been redone only to hide how useless most of the staff is. Not to mention accommodation filled with rats.
I did my marketing and business degree there. Loved it. Had so many opportunities to engage with real live businesses and my supervisor was a true superhero- he did put me in touch with alumni all over the world to help with my dissertation :)
Always plenty of places to study. Careers and support services SEZ are just great. Really friendly and supportive lecturers, and the library is cool. Not much going on socially on campus but it is close to city centre and dundee uni facilities which I also access. Students union are proactive.
Avoid. The games courses will only teach you how to use frameworks. The faculty are bullies. They are the very worst people I have met, they will not help you beyond their limited skills which have not been relevant for 20 years.
Had a really good experience at Abertay really enjoyed the university experience, the lecturers are great and very helpful. I got my dream job through university as a college lecturer at NESCOL, wouldn't of got that job if it wasn't for Abertay. Unfortunately I didn't get to finish my final year at Abertay due to the fact of working full time. Would defiantly recommend Abertay and have recommended it to the students that I now teach!
Fab uni, quite small so easy enough to get around but big enough to feel like uni. My course is quite small so everyone knows each other which is also fab. The teaching is great and the library has everything you need :)