The BSc Games Design and Development degree equips you with the skills needed to follow a career in games development or in the wider IT industry. The course covers the techniques used to create computer games, including the relevant theory and practice from Computer Science and Software Engineering. This provides you with an understanding of how games are designed and developed in addition to the transferable knowledge and skills you can take forward in your career as games technology advances.
You will be exposed to the latest tools and technologies used in industry as well as work on a number of game projects targeted at different hardware platforms. The UK has a vibrant, innovative video games culture, with a market value of around £4.1 billion in 2015. As you progress through the course you will learn the skills that will allow you to explore and develop your own game ideas as well as understand the business and employment opportunities that exist in the games industry.
The Department has strong links with industry and key technology companies throughout the UK and Europe. All students have the opportunity to participate in research, enterprise, public engagement, student exchange and internship programmes.
The Department has scored highly in the National Student Survey over the past five years, generally averaging between 90%-100% overall satisfaction.
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Entry Requirements & How to Apply
Applicants will preferably have a minimum of five GCSE passes including English Language and Mathematics* at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England) and 32 UCAS Tariff Points from at least 1 A level (or equivalent).
Candidates who do not possess normal minimum entry qualification are interviewed and considered individually on the basis of their prior learning or working background.
Five GCSE passes including English Language and Mathematics* at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England), plus 96 points from at least two A levels (or equivalent).
Typical offers may include:
96 UCAS points from at least two A Levels to include grades CC; Welsh Baccalaureate – Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate considered as the third subject
- RQF BTEC National Extended Diploma/Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM
- 96 points from the Irish Leaving Certificate at Highers to include 2 x H2 grades, minimum H4 grade at Higher counted towards points offer
- 96 points from at least two Scottish Advanced Highers to include DD grades
- 96 points from the Access to Higher Education Diploma
*For Welsh applicants sitting the reformed Mathematics GCSE, we will accept either GCSEMathematics or Mathematics – Numeracy.
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