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Computer Games Development (Foundation Entry)

5 Years
September 2024
Campus Taught

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

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

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Year 0

Compulsory modules
  • COC001: Introduction to Software Development
  • COC002: Investigating IT
  • COC003: Problem-solving for Computing
  • COC004: Study Skills 1 - Learning How to Learn
  • COC005: Study Skills 2 - Developing Academic Skills
  • MAC101: Foundation Mathematics

COC001: Introduction to Software Development

We aim to introduce you to a range of software development concepts including, problem analysis, specification, design, implementation, testing, and debugging, and also develop your confidence in applying essential programming skills.

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.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by October 2023.

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 and Memberships

  • 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.
  • We are an Educational Member of the British Computer Society providing benefits to our students such a free BCS membership for the duration of their Computer Science course. This help connections with the tech industry through BCS mentors, enables access to bespoke events with industry experts, as well as interactive career tools include CV writer, interview simulator, personal assessments and e-learning.

Future careers

Our Computer Games Development Foundation Entry MComp 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£6,500 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£11,000 for the first year
Full-time£14,900 per year
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

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

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