Computer Games Programming BSc (Hons)

Computer Games Programming BSc (Hons)

Bachelor degree
36 months
Application deadlines: 15 January
Application fee: £12
Full-time
Intakes: September
International tuition: £13,750
Domestic tuition: £9,250

Program overview

On this course students will study the latest techniques and resources for developing stand-alone, web-based and mobile games, featuring exciting graphics and animation. Students will become familiar with the basic architecture and design elements of computer games and programming languages and paradigms relevant to games development. Students will gain the programming skills required to build the underlying components of games and entertainment software, and become familiar with the basic architecture and design elements of computer games.

Study options

This program can be done
On campus

Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Mathematics or equivalent, plus one of the following: Normally 104 UCAS points from at least two A-levels or equivalent or BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM or Pass in the QAA accredited Access to HE. English and Mathematics GCSE required as a separate qualification as equivalency is not accepted within the Access qualification. We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course or International Baccalaureate: 24+ points Foundation Year in Computing: Pass Foundation, and progression is at the discretion of the programme leader. Refer to the Foundation team for further guidance. Portfolio Required : No Interview Required: No We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications English language – If English is not your first language we require an English language level of IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

Career opportunities

The computer games and leisure software industry has grown dramatically in recent years and now matches the film industry in terms of financial output. Many of the world’s most famous and respected names in games development are based in the UK, including Rockstar North, Rare and Codemasters, creating exciting possibilities for careers in this fast moving and creatively stimulating environment. Graduates can pursue careers as; games programmers, artificial intelligence programmers, graphics programmers, 3D modellers and web systems developers. Recent graduates are now working as programmers both in and out of the games industry and also as mobile or web developers.