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Abertay University awarded third games course accreditation

Skillset approves university's MSc course in computer games technology

The University of Abertay in Dundee has been awarded its third games course accreditation by creative media industry body Skillset, meaning the university now runs three of the only eight accredited games courses in the UK.

Its Master of Science (MSc) degree course in computer games technology is the latest to be formally approved by Skillset. Abertay is now the only university in the UK to have multiple courses accredited as well as being Scotland's only Skillset Media Academy.

Taught within the university's new Institute of Arts, Media and Computer Games, the latest MSc course began in September. The institute - the UK's first centre excellence in games education - was established in early 2009 with the help of the GBP 3 million grant from the Scottish government.

In December, Abertay secured further grants of GBP 3.5 million from the UK Government and the European Union which, together with a further GBP 1.5 million from Abertay's own resources, is to be invested in a business support framework for start ups and small to medium sized enterprises within the games industry.

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