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Computer Games Design and Development BSc (Hons)

Cardiff Metropolitan University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Cardiff Met - Llandaff

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 - 4 Years

Course summary

​The BSc Computer 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. 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 UK has a vibrant, innovative video games culture, with approximately 37.3m people in the UK playing games and a market value of £5.35bn in 2019 (UKIE, 2020). The games software market made up 48% of the UK entertainment media market in 2019, larger than both video and music (ERA, 2020). 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.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,000per year

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University information

Cardiff Metropolitan University

  • University League Table

    72nd

  • Campus address

    Cardiff Metropolitan University, Student Recruitment & Admissions, Western Avenue, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF5 2YB, Wales

Dedicated support for international students from applying through to settling in.
A diverse student body with students from across 140 countries worldwide.
The first University of Sanctuary in Wales.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    110th out of 114 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    110 47%

    92nd

    22
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    107th

    27
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%

    60th

    19

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