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Games Programming BSc (Hons)

The BSc Games Programming course is designed to provide you with all the knowledge and skills required to have a successful career in the Computer Games industry. The industry has developed a reputation of being one of the most competitive and employers are constantly looking for highly creative people who can demonstrate a passion for creating computer games.

You will focus on the programming and development of computer games starting from the foundation principles of computer games programming. In this course we insist on the principle of “theory put into practice” and with the assistance of our new state-of-the-art equipped computer labs, you will have every opportunity to experience this principle materialising, gaining both the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills you need to develop first-rate computer games. You will have an opportunity to fully explore other key computer games elements including development of ideas, planning, problem-solving and the economics of creating a complete computer game ready to be launched in the market.

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Waterside Campus
Three years full-time; four years full-time with Integrated Foundation Year or with optional work placement year. Also available as part-time.

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer is around 112 UCAS points, grades BCC at A Level, or DMM at BTEC. You will be expected to have achieved GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above. We welcome international applicants and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

Integrated Foundation Year entry requirements: Admission to the foundation course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications, or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course you wish to study.

English Language requirements: All international and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level. For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

For more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an international student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply - international students page.