BSc (Hons) Computer Games Development (Including Foundation Year)

This degree, including a foundation year, can turn your love of gaming into your dream career. Rather than simply playing games, you’ll learn how to create them.

The computer games industry is a rapidly expanding area that offers many opportunities. Your studies will prepare you for a career in software engineering,with expertise in programming for computer games. You’ll learn essential skills such as coding from a brief, team working, and understanding hardware.Working with others, you’ll also design and build your own games.

The development of mobile devices has opened up new possibilities for careers in computer games development,alongside existing console and desktop platforms. So if you have the right skills and the right experience, there are more employment prospects than ever before

You can also be part of our active Computer Games Society and enjoy company visits and guest lectures from industry professionals. What’s more, our BSc Computer Games Development has BCS to Chartered Information Technology Practitioner (CITP) level.

What you will study

The BSc (Hons) Computer Games Development degree focuses on the technical aspects of game development, specifically programming, rather than the artistic side. In the first year you will study C and C++ programming (the industry standard languages) along with maths and game design. In the second year you will do Computer Graphics, further programming, AI and Games Development Workshop. In terms of graphics we cover both OpenGL and Direct3D. These subjects continue into the final year where you do game engine design, real-time rendering, more advanced AI, concurrent and parallel processing and...

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We have high-quality facilities, including a lab with five Microsoft Xbox 360s, surround sound 40 inch LCD TVs and cutting-edge gaming PCs, so you can develop games and test them out on the big screen. There is also a full range of high-specification computer labs and an ongoing investment programme to ensure that our facilities stay at the forefront of computing developments.


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If you would like to apply for this course, then you will need to apply online through UCAS.

Entry Requirements

Students are expected to have studied to A Level standard or equivalent. You must have five GCSEs at grade C or above, including Mathematics and English Language. All applications are considered on an individual basis.

Tuition Fees

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  • Full Time 4 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
    • Full Time 4 Years Start Date: Sep 2017


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