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BSc (Hons)Computer Games Development

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Overview

Computer Games Development combines technology and creativity in a multidisciplinary way. The games industry is still an expanding and challenging sector with continually evolving ideas and cutting-edge technologies. It requires practitioners to exercise more flexibility in software specifications and functionality, through adapting their approaches to design and management while keeping abreast of broad changes to technology.

This course covers all major technical aspects of the games development process from design to production. It aims to prepare you for a career in software development with a particular emphasis on computer games. The course provides you with a solid understanding of game technologies including programming, applied maths, computer graphics and game engines. You are supported to expand a broad range of knowledge and skills including mobile and web application development, 3D modelling and animation, and human computer interaction. To enhance student employability the course offers a number of talks from creative industry and will support your participation in prestige game competitions and digital fairs as well as industrial placements and internships.

The Computer Games Development BSc will prepare you for work in an increasingly challenging and rewarding field by giving you a clear perspective of the current nature and practice of games development. You will be equipped with the required technical and creative skills for the new era of game developers. You will gain a thorough knowledge of programming, computer graphics and game project management, together with an appreciation of the industrial environment.

The course offers a short-term work-based learning experience that will give you the opportunity to work on a real-life problem, which is normally set by an external organisation as a small-scale project. This experience will allow you to put theory into practice by applying your knowledge and skills gained from various modules to address a real-life situation, usually within the context of a business-related problem.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to take a year in industry (work placement) after completing the second year of your study. This will help you gain work experience and increase your chances of employability after you graduate. You will be offered help and support to find and secure placement opportunities through various workshops and events organised by the Career Development Centre and the course team. Typically, you will be assigned into roles involving tasks related to various aspects of computer games development.

Career opportunities

On graduating, you will have a mathematics/games-orientated programming degree, which is highly sought after by the computer games industry. The BSc (Hons) Computer Games Development degree was created in response to the acute shortage of game programmers and designers within the industry, and is designed to meet the industry requirements outlined by industrial panels such as TIGA and Skillset. The University works closely with leading game developers such as King, Imaginarti, Marmelade and Bossa Studios, making graduates from the course highly employable within these industries.

Graduates have found employment as games, graphics and network programmers in a wide variety of different areas. These areas include creating console games for Microsoft XBox, to programming the latest mobile devices. While pursuing their studies some students have taken advantage of the University’s enterprise initiatives to find their own start-up companies – Arrekz Gamin, True Ronin Games.

Industry engagement is an essential part of the course as students will hear from industry speakers and receive mentorship from industry professionals as part of their group project work.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States