UWE Bristol - BSc Hons Games Technology

UWE Bristol

BSc Hons Games Technology

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.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 120
  • GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C/4 or above in English Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement: International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required.

Career Prospects

As a graduate, you'll have opportunities to work with developers in the UK and worldwide.

Our graduates hold programming positions at Sony and Rockstar North, and studios throughout the UK and abroad.

Other career opportunities include software development and engineering, simulations, digital media, mobile device applications, web development and IT.

Course Details

If you study on the four year (sandwich) course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work placement after Year two.

You'll complete a Professional Experience module.

Year 1

Games Development Evolution
Games in C++
Principles of 3D Environments
Games Technology:101.

Year 2

More Games in C++
Play and Games
Game Engine Architecture
Game Level Design.

One optional module
Game Engine Programming
Gameplay Programming.

Placement year

Final Year

Commercial Games Development
Advanced Technologies
Creative Technologies Project or Comprehensive Creative Technologies Project
Audio Visual Production.

Optional modules
Mobile Applications
Audio Visual Studio
Artificial Intelligence for Creative Technologies.

One optional module
International Experience
Professional Experience.
Professional Development.

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