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BSc (Hons)

Computer Games Development (with Foundation Year)

4 years
September 2024

Channel your love of computer games into your dream career with our Computer Games Development with Foundation Year. You'll work learn to work as part of a multi-skilled team to produce innovative and exciting games.

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.


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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Gain real work experience through industrial placements

You can take a one-year industrial placement during your studies to increase your employability. Most placements are UK-based, but opportunities exist for global placements.



Future careers

Our foundation year 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.

Fees and funding

First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first year
Full-time£16,500 per year
First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£17,250 for the first year
Full-time£17,325 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

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This course is based in the School of Engineering and Computing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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