Skillset ticks another Abertay course

Skillset ticks another Abertay course

By Rob Crossley

March 29th 2011 at 3:03PM

Dundee university covers four of the ten 'industry-endorsed' courses

Education body Skillset has given a tenth UK course its rare seal of approval.

The ‘Skillset Tick’ has been awarded to the University of Abertay in Dundee, Scotland, for its Professional Masters in Computer Games Development course.

The Livingstone-Hope Review recently found that graduates from Skillset-accredited courses were nearly three times as likely to find a job in the games industry in their first six months, when compared to game dev graduates from non-accredited courses.

This new approval means that ten university courses in the UK are accredited using Skillset’s “industry-endorsed” marking system.

Each awarded university can be found here.

Abertay University dominates the Skillset list of ten UK courses, taking four places on the list.

The latest addition, Abertay's year-long Master's course, is said enables students to work in small specialist development teams developing innovative games prototypes, often in response to direct briefs from industry.

"Abertay's formula of ensuring that the needs and involvement of games developers is at the heart of their courses has made them a beacon of best practice in the field of computer games education,” said Eidos life president Ian Livingstone.