Use engines like Unity and UnrealEngine to develop games for various platforms and gain first-hand industry experience on live projects through our in-house studio, PlayWest.
Why study games technology?
As well as providing entertainment, games offer creative ways to engage with content.
The need to facilitate this - along with the evolution of the internet, multimedia and mobile devices - has led to significant growth in the games industry.
With new and exciting game applications in public services, education, business and healthcare, there is growing demand for professionals who can apply games concepts across a range of industries.
Why UWE Bristol?
BSc(Hons) Games Technology gives you a foundation in problem solving, programming (using C++) and software design for the entertainment industry.
Explore artificial intelligence, 3D environments, virtual reality (VR) and effective software design for games.
Gain an understanding of the history and theories around play, games and user engagement. As UWE Bristol is a PlayStation®First partner, you'll gain direct experience of developing for Sony PlayStation using their official development kits.
Learn through practical projects, creating playable scenarios that consolidate new concepts and applications.
Attend talks from visiting industry professionals and apply learning through individual and group programming projects.
Gain valuable real-world experience and a professional portfolio through placements that prepare you for a career in the gaming industry.
You may also have the chance to apply for a BAFTA Scholarship, which can offer you financial support towards your living expenses at university.
Where can it take me?
Our graduates work across AAA developers, including Rockstar North, Frontier Developments and Naughty Dog, and local developers such as Opposable Games and Mobile Pie.
Outside of the games industry, you'll find career opportunities in software engineering, simulations, digital media, mobile device applications, web development and IT.