In this course, you will study at Europe’s top university for computer games and learn all the skills you need to become a programmer in one of the most demanding and rewarding industries in the world. From games programming, graphics and artificial intelligence to games hardware and procedural generation, this challenging degree equips you with the confidence and skills you need to pursue a career in the multi-billion pound games industry. To make sure you’re learning at the cutting-edge, the programme is kept up-to-date as the games industry changes and technology advances, ensuring you’re work-ready and familiar with whatever challenges the sector throws up. In addition, you'll be learning in Dundee, the hub of Scotland's booming games industry, which is home to one-third of the country's gaming companies.
Learning and Assessment
You’ll spend around 12-15 hours per week in lectures, tutorials and laboratories. Lectures are used to present key concepts, theories and techniques.
Tutorials and laboratory-based activities increase your understanding of the subject, allowing you to put the taught theory into practice, and develop your competence and confidence in technological and theoretical work.
During the course, you’ll be required to actively participate in group work, discussions, seminars, and private study.
There’s a mixed assessment strategy used on the course. Most modules are assessed through coursework, which may include project work and student-led presentations. Some modules use a mixture of coursework and formal examination.
- A level
- Scottish Higher
- Scottish Advanced Higher
- Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
- Scottish HNC
- International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
- Scottish HND
- HNC (BTEC)
- HND (BTEC)
Grades / Points
To include MathsFor entry into Year 2 we would look for AAB to include Maths and Computing
This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.
£9,250 per year
These are the tuition fees you pay if you are resident in England
About this University
Abertay is a small, modern university based in the centre of Dundee. It is an ambitious, forward-thinking institution which offers degree programmes to prepare students for jobs of the modern world. Graduates go on to work for organisations including Apple, Google, BBC, Rockstar, Microsoft, Barclays Bank, and Coca Cola, as well as the NHS and government departments.