Computer Games Technology BSc (Hons)

Overview

Curious about what goes into producing computer games? Do you want to learn how to develop gaming technology?

This BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology degree gives you the experience and skills you need for a career in the computer game development industry – and in businesses that are increasingly using gaming technology such as simulation training, healthcare and web design.

Year 1 provides insights into every aspect of the subject, including art, programming and design, with the following 2 years allowing you to design your own path of expertise. The optional placement year gives you the chance to work within the industry or set up your own company.

Throughout your degree, you'll benefit from our teaching staff's years of experience working in the computer games world and their commitment to making sure you've got the competitive edge when it comes to starting a career in this rapidly expanding industry.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Use some of the most advanced gaming development facilities at any university in the country
  • Bring your ideas to life using our Sony console development kits, motion capture facilities and virtual reality lab
  • Perfect your skills with professional software such as the Unreal Engine, Maya, 3DS Max, and Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Learn the fundamentals of game development, such as design techniques, animation, 3D modelling and coding
  • Develop your entrepreneurial skills with the opportunity to set up your own innovative business

Careers and opportunities

You'll graduate from this degree with skills and knowledge that'll serve you in a variety of careers, particularly in the computer games industry, but any field that uses this technology, such as training simulation, web development and healthcare. 

Our graduates work at some of the biggest names in the industry, including:

  • Codemasters
  • Electronic Arts
  • Rebellion
  • Jagex
  • Creative Assembly
  • Sumo Digital
  • Climax
  • Stainless Games
  • Sony

Our Careers and Employability Service will give you advice and support for up to 5 years after you leave the University.

BSc (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time, Sandwich Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

112-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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