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BSc (Hons)

Computer Games Development (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

Channel your love of computer games into your dream career starting with our Foundation Entry Degree in Computer Games Development. It’ll prepare you to work as part of a multi-skilled team, producing high quality, innovative and exciting games to tight deadlines.

Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an honours programme. It’s a great way to ‘level up’ your skills before you progress to a full degree.

Throughout this course you’ll develop all the skills you need to implement a complex, interactive video game. You’ll benefit from being taught by enthusiastic and experienced lecturers. Many of them are still active and influential in the games industry.

We offer a three-year BSc (Hons) degree as well as a four-year MComp (Hons) degree, with an optional additional sandwich year in industry.  Both degrees emphasise software development for computer games - brilliant preparation for any career in software engineering.

Why study with us

  • You’ll learn by doing, using the high-performance kit in our purpose-built Games Laboratory and the University's general computer rooms.
  • Where possible, we make software available for use on your own PC so you can develop your own games.
  • Our laboratories allow you to use specialist software and to do things that wouldn’t be allowed on the public network (such as configuring networks, exploring computer viruses or testing system security).

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What you'll do

  • Our Computer Games Development course is supported by excellent facilities and industry-active staff.
  • You’ll work in specialist laboratories, alongside staff with a wealth of computer games development experience.
  • Develop your programming expertise using C++, maths and problem solving, as well as studying computer graphics, AI, game mechanics and effective practical software development.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


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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  • The CITP provides independent 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, the professional computing body.
  • 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

Our Foundation Entry degree in Computer Games Development is a stepping stone to a career working as part of a multi-skilled team to produce high quality, innovative and exciting products to tight deadlines.

Our students have graduated and gone on to work for companies such as EA, Crytek, Lionhead, Rare, Evolution, Blitz, Bizarre, Capcom, Codemasters, Travellers Tales, Kuju, Juice, Steel Monkeys, Fuse Games, Pitbull, Playbox, Protirus, Logistix, Ruffian and Jagex.

Others have taken on more traditional software engineering careers.

Fees and Funding

First year£5500 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£14000 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£14000 per year
First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£10000 for the first year
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.


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

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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