BSc (Hons) Games Development

BSc (Hons) Games Development

On this course you will develop a rich understanding of the technical practices involved in the creation of modern video games. You will learn core programming, design and computational skills, including:

  • Game mechanics
  • Programming patterns for games
  • Computational languages acquisition
  • Algorithm design
  • Systems design and analysis
  • Applied mathematics.

We will help you to become a skilled and employable graduate with the relevant technical, professional and entrepreneurial skills. We will offer you opportunities throughout the course to apply the skills you learn from our specialist modules to live projects. In your second year you will have the opportunity to work in a professional setting or on an individual entrepreneurial project. You will learn design principles so you can carry projects through from conceptualisation to realisation.

As part of this course you can choose to complete a year long placement in industry. This extends the length of your course to 4 years and is completed between year 2 and 3. It's a brilliant chance to gain work experience and apply your technical skills and knowledge.

Entry Requirements


  • 104 UCAS Tariff points
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language and Maths

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Mature Learners Entry Scheme

If you have been out of education for 3 years or more and have a grade C GCSE in English Language or equivalent, you are eligible for our entry scheme for mature learners. It's a scheme that recognises non-traditional entry qualifications and experience for entry onto this course. Information on how to apply can be found on our dedicated page.

Career Prospects

The technical knowledge and skill you develop on this course can lead to a wide range of career options. You will develop skills in problem solving, collaboration, communication, presentation, programming and more.

This degree could be the first step toward your career as a:

  • Applications developer
  • Cyber security analyst
  • Games developer
  • Multimedia programmer
  • Network engineer
  • Software tester

Course Details

In your second year you will participate in a work placement module. You will work for an established company or work on an entrepreneurial project. If you are taking the year in industry route you will be on placement for a whole year between your second and third year. We will support you with finding a placement which meets your career aspirations. We will help to prepare you for this year by working with you on CV and cover letter writing, as well as interview skills.

Year 1

Programming 01
Mathematics and Problem Solving
Computer Game Fundamentals
Programming 02
Software Engineering
Technology in Context

Year 2

Programming 03
Databases and Networks
Design Patterns for Games
Mobile Application Development
Professional Project
Philosophies of Technology

Year 3

Games Development Major Project
Human Computer Interaction
The Internet of Things
Game Engine Development
iOS Games Development
Artificial Intelligence for Games
Serious Games

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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