Abertay, UK Universities and Games Education

By Dr Richard Wilson –

Abertay University’s video games courses have been ranked the best in Europe for the third consecutive year in an annual college admissions survey. The Princeton Review survey also placed Abertay ninth in the world for its postgraduate gaming courses. The Princeton Review surveyed 150 institutions offering game design (see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-39368095). This is a terrific achievement by Abertay University: congratulations to the staff, students and University for this well-deserved accolade.

 

Abertay is a great university for video games. In fact, when it comes to higher education and video games the UK has a great success story to tell. TIGA, the trade association for the UK video games industry, operates the TIGA Accreditation programme to identify the best university games courses. Our Accreditation Programme identifies those universities that are delivering industry relevant skills; which have strong connections with industry; and which are successfully providing graduates to work in game studios.

 

To date 17 courses at the following universities have achieved TIGA Accreditation, including courses at: Bournemouth University; Portsmouth University; Sheffield Hallam University; University of the West of England; Staffordshire University; City University London; and Anglia Ruskin University. To find out more about TIGA University Accreditation, contact Suzi Stephenson at: suzi@tiga.org