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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.
- TEACHING DELIVERY STATUS:
- Confirmed Sept/Oct start (delayed start date)
- TEACHING MODE:
- Online learning
- OPEN DAYS:
- Virtual open day on 29th Sep & 30th Oct.
- 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 :)