In this dynamic industry, you'll become a multi-skilled programmer, working with both hardware, such as consoles, and software including games engines. You'll use commercial software including C#, C++, UDK, CryEngine, Unity, Adobe Creative Suite and Autodesk 3ds Max.
Through our membership of the PlayStation First Academic Programme, you’ll also have access to Move.me™ and PlayStation®Mobile(PSM), PlayStation®3 (PS3™) PlayStation®Vita and PlayStation®4 (PS4™). Benefit from guest lectures who work within the gaming industry with previous speakers including Richard Lemarchand from Naughty Dog and Lewis Payne from Headstrong Games.
You also have the option to do a year's paid work placement as part of your studies with students previously working for Rockstar Games Lincoln, Codemasters and Microsoft. You can visit EGX London (formerly Eurogamer expo), Comic Con London and Digital Bristol, where you'll meet and network with professionals.
You can also participate in Games Jam, challenging yourself to create a game in 24 hours. Showcase your final year project at COMX, a university exhibition sponsored by the Institute of Engineering (IES). Visiting industry professionals use this to talent-scout for soon-to-be graduates.
Find out what our Computer Games Programming students are up to and be inspired.
You'll have the option to do a year's paid work placement as part of your studies, gaining valuable industry experience and contacts for when you graduate. Students within the computing school have worked for Rockstar Games Lincoln, Codemasters and Microsoft.
Take a look at the course map for a breakdown of modules that you'll study to complete the course. Some modules are compulsory, but in some cases you can also choose modules which interest you from outside your core area of study.
Tariff information for 2018 entry
112 tariff points
BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
2018 UCAS tariff table
Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.
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If you do not meet the academic and English language requirements, you should consider a preparation course at INTO University of Gloucestershire, which will help to prepare you for study on this degree. INTO University of Gloucestershire is based at our Park campus and offers a range of courses including International Foundation Art, Design and Media.
Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required.
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|UCAS codes available for this subject|
|BSc (Hons) - 3 years full-time||3M7S|
|BSc (Hons) - 4 years placement||I610|
- 3D modeller and animator
- Level designer
- Games programmer
- Games tester
"The vast number of placements was simply outstanding." Andrew Shelton, Graduate
12 months, full-time (minimum 35 hours per week)
Placements can be carried out in the UK or overseas; popular overseas placement destinations include the USA, China and Europe. You may even wish to source your own placement in other countries.
If carrying out a placement abroad, there may be a visa requirement.
On your placement year you will pay a reduced tuition fee and are still eligible to apply for a maintenance loan. Financial support is also available from the Student Finance Team by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will have access to guidance from the Placements Team throughout your placement search, and for the duration of your placement year. You can contact the Placements Team on email@example.com.
Students can take field trips to visit EGX London (formerly Eurogamer expo), Comic Con London and Digital Bristol. Students have also completed work placements with Rockstar Games Lincoln, Codemasters and Microsoft.