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Computer Games Development (Sandwich course) BSc (Hons)

University of South Wales

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Pontypridd

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Accredited by BCS, this Computer Games Development course offers a skill-set that will help you gain employment as a game programmer. You could find yourself at the heart of the game development process, from writing code, testing it and fixing bugs, to producing tools for other members of the team to use.Whether you're interested in artificial intelligence, game physics or cross- platform graphics rendering, the computer games industry is a thriving sector that offers many opportunities to work with publishers, independent studios or middleware producers. This Games Development course places an emphasis on programming for computer games, but it also prepares you for a career in software development, and is your first step towards a rewarding career in the creative industries.You'll learn by doing, making use of high-performance computers and working individually and in teams to produce games to tight deadlines. You'll work on real problems that will prepare you for employment, and develop key skills to support lifelong learning.As part of your Computer Games Development degree, we strongly recommend you spend up to a year working in industry in the UK or abroad. As well as an opportunity to use your knowledge in the real world, work experience will boost your CV and can even lead directly to employment. You can also take part in live projects and taster weeks, or choose a shorter three-month placement. This Computer Games Development degree is based at our Treforest campus. USW Treforest is surrounded by green open spaces. Our students say they love the warm and friendly welcome and community atmosphere, as well as the convenience of living and studying in the same place. From listed buildings to new, modern structures, Treforest reflects the University’s history and its ambitions. Here you will find everything you need in one place - halls of residence, the library and sport centre, cafes and bars to eat and drink, and friends to spend time with.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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A level : BBC

The A Level entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact enquiries@southwales.ac.uk.

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University information

University of South Wales

  • University League Table

    92nd

  • Campus address

    University of South Wales, Llantwit Road, Treforest, Pontypridd, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff, CF37 1DL, Wales

USW has campuses in and around Cardiff, a multicultural student city. Expect competitive tuition fees, generous scholarships and affordable living costs.
USW’s focus is on employability – choose from 500+ courses, some with guaranteed work placements and many leading to professional certification.
Students from more than 120 countries study at USW. Enjoy a warm welcome as well as help and guidance from a dedicated International Student Support team.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    58th out of 114 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    130 55%

    51st

    19
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81.0 81%

    52nd

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    31st

    42

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