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This is a good university, it's not very big so it feels like a family.

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By Carmenbernabe
On 17th February 21

Abertay University (Dundee) Ranking


Loughborough University #1
The University of Sheffield #2
University of Dundee #3
University of Cambridge #4
Harper Adams University #5
University of St Andrews #6
Bangor University #7
University of Exeter #8
University of Bath #9
Nottingham Trent University (NTU) #10

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Accommodation in Dundee

The Old Mill offers a variety of room types
Central location, common room with TV and games
Only a 5-minute walk from Abertay University


Abertay University (Dundee) Hall Rankings


Heathfield #1
Belmont Flats #2
Keiller Court #3
iQ Parker House #4
Belmont Tower #5
Seabraes #6
West Park Flats #7
West Park Villas #8
The Hub - Dundee #9
The Old Mill #10

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This is a good university, it's not very big so it feels like a family.

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By Carmenbernabe
On 17th February 21

Applying to Abertay University (Dundee)

Entry Requirements

192-207 UCAS Points

Average range for Abertay University (Dundee) entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.

TEF Rating

More details of our TEF outcome can be found on the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) website.


Offer and Acceptance Rates
Offers:
3,485
÷  
Applications:
4,150
=
Offer rate:
83.98%
Acceptances:
1,010
÷  
Applicants:
3,410
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Acceptance rate:
29.62%

This is the latest available data, published by UCAS - 30th January 2020. All data is based on UCAS standard definitions.


Covid-19 Response

TEACHING DELIVERY STATUS:
Confirmed Sept/Oct start (delayed start date)
TEACHING MODE:
Online learning
OPEN DAYS:
Virtual open day experiences online
TEACHING NOTES:
The majority of teaching and assessment at Abertay will be online for the remainder of the 2020/21 Academic Year. In Academic Year 2021/22 they intend to return to blended learning with a mix of on-campus and online classes.
This is the latest available data taken from the abertay.ac.uk website on 10th May 2021. Read all universities responses in our Covid-19 university response article.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 14th May 21

Overall a great university, well managed even in difficult times with covid.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 5th May 21

Abertay is a technology based university which holds game creation courses high. Since I take this kind of course the university is brilliant. Great lecturers and great lab content. However the pandemic with its online classes lowered the quality of my learning experience.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 26th March 21

The gaming and computing department needs some improvement I think

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 25th March 21

Teaching is good, accommodation is mediocre

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 24th March 21

Not impressed with their handling of international students, disorganised in my opinion

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 23rd March 21

Very supportive! But they don’t do the joint honours I wanted so for that reason it’s not good enough in my opinion

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 22nd March 21

I thought this was the University of Dundee, and I thought I had an email from them. So I think it’s misleading

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th February 21

This is a good university, it's not very big so it feels like a family.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 9th February 21

I can't really say much or give a valid review for these areas due to covid.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 8th February 21

Couldn't use a lot the facilities this year however they were good thr year prior

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 8th February 21

Due to lockdown, I have not seen the campus. I have only seen the campus briefly when I had a tour before my gap year in 2018

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th December 20

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 24th November 20

If you want to study art here, just spare your money and time and get some good online courses, you will learn just as much, since lecturers don't go farther than teaching the basics of any software here, the rest of the learning is always on you and the feedback is extremely lacking. You will have to deal with academic researchers who never had to apply to a game career in their life and game designers who wish to enslave you to create bizarre and boring game concepts. And yes, the above is the art course. Stay away, trust me on this.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 3rd October 20

Poor communication at Parker house and unfair treatment

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 31st May 20

DO NOT COME HERE IF YOU ARE NOT STUDYING GAMES/COMPUTING! The University really does not cater for other students! They have put too much investment in the Games Design courses whilst leaving others behind. Abertay has also just shut the student union, making the on site services bare.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th May 20

Nice small uni, friendly. Good quality library with quiet floors. Cafe is a little expensive especially for students. Uni is very dominated by gamers and doesn't shine much light on other subjects. Not too many clubs to choose from and there is never any events as there is no student union.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd April 20

Great university however needs some revamping as the buildings are big and some nice! Lecturers are good bar a small group

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd April 20

A great university where all the students and staff are close knit.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 22nd April 20

On a bit of a downward spiral it would seem. The staff are incredible but there are some issues which need fixed like te complete lack of a student union.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 14th April 20

Univerity has been going downhill and something really needs to change.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 14th April 20

Just save your time, energy and money and choose a different university.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 14th April 20

Someone mentioned that this uni is a scam and I couldn't agree more. Nobody cares about the student. Power only cares about the outside reputation, ratings and the money. And it is really obvious. Especially with master students. they are tought basic skills and nobody cares about them at all, it's just an income for the uni. Support services just put a nice face on and say that they are helpful when in reality they don't know s*** about what's happening. A lot of bullying going on around especially with game design and artists. In the last years the univerity has been going downhill and something really needs to be changed.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 4th April 20

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.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 25th March 20

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

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 25th February 20

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.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 11th July 19

Not much help after doing my course

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th May 19

Great Place to study and live!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd May 19

I have had an amazing experience at this uni so far. the support network, facilities, PhD research and support their students are outstanding

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th September 18

not a lot of sports facilities but can use dundee universities for reasonable charge

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th September 18

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 :)

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