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

If you do not have the right subjects or grades to enrol directly onto our BSc (Hons) Computer Games Development degree, this course offers an alternative route into degree study with an additional foundation year.

This extra introductory year will give you the grounding you need to begin degree-level study. The foundation year 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. You will be able to progress to your chosen Bachelor’s course if you pass the foundation year successfully.

BCS Accreditation

This Computer Games Development degree has been accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by BCS. An accredited degree entitles you to professional membership of BCS, which is an important part of the criteria for achieving Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status through the Institute. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

What you will study

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 and parallel programming
  • Artificial intelligence for computer games
  • Real-time rendering techniques
  • Computing individual project
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Facilities

There are dedicated computing facilities which include a state-of-the-art Computer Games Lab, featuring games consoles, surround sound, 40-inch LCD TVs and cutting-edge gaming PCs, allowing you to develop computer games in a realistic testing environment. A wireless network exists throughout our campuses, so you can use your own laptop or mobile device too.

There is also a full range of high-specification computer labs and an ongoing investment programme to ensure that our facilities stay at the...

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Location

This course is taught at: Treforest Campus, Pontypridd

UCAS CODE: GG4P

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

Tuition Fees

Home & EU Students

For full-time and part-time undergraduate fees please see our Home & EU Student Fee pages

International Students

For full-time undergraduate fees please see our International Student Fee pages

Dates

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

Accreditations

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