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Computer Games Programming BSc

University of Derby

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Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    I610

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    97th

    8
  • Subject Ranking

    65th

    5 (Computer Science)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    127

  • Graduate Prospects

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    84

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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    3.93

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BSc

  • Start date

    SEP-2019

Course Summary

INTRODUCTIONThis highly-regarded computer games programming degree gives you the theoretical grounding and the practical skills you'll need to develop computer games – either for entertainment or for serious applications. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?The quality and reputation of this computer games programming course means we have excellent graduate employment rates – 100% were in work or further study within six months, according to the latest survey. If you choose to take the optional year in industry, your chances of success will be even greater. Past students have worked for companies like Kuju, Frontier Developments and Sumo Digital. IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?If you’re serious about making it in the computer games industry, you’ll need a sound understanding of computer science as well as practical games development skills – this degree gives you both. HOW YOU WILL LEARNThere’s a mixture of lectures, tutorials and laboratory work in our Next Generation Development Suite, which is equipped with high-specification PCs, gaming consoles and plasma screens. OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCESYou will take part in team projects and have the chance to develop a large-scale practical project in your final year. The optional year in industry is also a great opportunity to build essential experience. CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITYThis computer games programming degree will equip you for roles such as Gameplay Programmer, Tools Developer and AI Programmer. However, its solid grounding in computing and software engineering opens doors to other software development roles too.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • UCAS Tariff
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Access to HE Diploma

Grades / Points

BBB

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

97th

About this University

The University of Derby is recognised for its teaching quality, rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. Industry-experienced lecturers, modern facilities, and opportunities for placements and study abroad combine to give students the practical skills, academic knowledge, and confidence to succeed in their chosen career.

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