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BSc (Hons)

Computer Games Development

Duration
3 Years
Start
September 2022
UCAS Code
G451
Delivery
Campus Taught
Foundation Entry

Take your love of computer games to the next level with our BSc Computer Games Development course. You’ll benefit from being taught by enthusiastic and experienced lecturers. Many of them are still active and influential in the games industry.

Channel your passion for video games into your dream career. You’ll learn by doing, developing your own games using the high-performance kit in our Games Laboratory and software for use on your own PC.

Focusing on software development for computer games, we’ll prepare you for a successful career in software engineering and the games industry.

You’ll get to develop your programming expertise using C++, maths and problem solving. During the course you’ll study computer graphics, artificial intelligence (AI), game mechanics and effective practical software development. Our students have won the Games Programming award at the Aardvark Swift ‘Search for a Star’ nationwide competition more than any other university.

Why study with us

  • This course has accreditations leading to MBCS and CITP exemption from The British Computer Society (BCS), The Chartered Institute for IT. All graduates from this course are eligible to become Professional members (MBCS), with no further assessment.
  • You’ll get the opportunity to undertake a one year placement in industry. Most placements are based in the UK, but some students have worked in Europe, Australia, Japan and the USA.
  • Computer Games Development was ranked 1st in England with 100% of students satisfied with their course (National Student Survey 2020)
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What you’ll do

  • Throughout the course you’ll have opportunities to take part in national and international competitions and research projects.
  • Start your course with our exciting ‘Computing Challenge’, where first year students work as teams to design and develop a new app and then use it in a competitive yet supportive environment.
  • Learn about developing distributed software and software for mobile devices, widening the range of games you can develop.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.

95%Face-to-face
5%Online

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Accreditations

  • The BCS are the professional body for computing and provide recognition for professionals in the IT industry. This course has accreditation leading to BCS Professional Member (MBCS), Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) and partial CEng exemption from the BCS.

Future careers

Computer games developers work as part of a multi-skilled team to produce high quality, innovative and exciting products to tight deadlines. You’ll graduate with the full set of skills you need to create a complex, interactive computer game.

Previous students have gone on to work for some of the biggest names in the games industry, including Capcom, Codemasters, Crytek, EA Games, Evolution, Fuse Games, Jagex, Lionhead, Logistix, Pitbull, Playbox, Protirus, Rare, Rockstar, Ruffian, Steel Monkeys and Travellers Tales.

Fees and Funding

2021/22
UK
Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
EU
Full-time£14000 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
International
Full-time£14000 per year
2022/23
UK
Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
International
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.

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This course is based in the School of Psychology and Computer Science located in the Faculty of Science and Technology

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