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

This degree 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. This course places an emphasis on programming for computer games, but it also prepares you for a career in software development and is your first step towards a rewarding career in the creative industries.

You will learn by doing, making use of high-performance computers and working individually and in teams to produce games to tight deadlines. You’ll work on real problems that will prepare you for employment, and that will help you to keep pace with this rapidly changing field.

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 Foundation Year in Computer Games Development focuses on the study of computing and mathematics in order to provide a good numerical background that will support you throughout the remainder of the degree.

Key areas of study include:

  • Game development fundamentals and practice
  • C++ programming
  • Information management
  • Computer systems concepts
  • Information insurance and security
  • Maths and statistics for computer science
  • Social issues and professional practice in computing
  • Game engine architecture
  • Computer graphics
  • Data structures and algorithms
  • Operating systems
  • Game engine optimisation
  • Concurrent...
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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.


UCAS is the UK's Universities and Colleges Administration System.

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

Tuition Fees

Home & EU Students

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International Students

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



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