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Computer Games Development (with a placement year) BSc

Staffordshire University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science - BSc

  • Location

    Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This course is suited to those who aspire to work in an indie games studio or develop mobile games, and is also good preparation for a career as a software developer in the wider computing industry. You will have the opportunity to pitch your games to commercial studios, which have included Playground Games, Ubisoft, Codemasters, Team 17 and Media Molecule in recent years. On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Computer Games Development. You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

As a graduate of this course you will be well equipped to work in the games industry as a gameplay programmer or indie developer. You will also have the skills to pursue a career in the wider computing industry as a software developer. Each year commercial studios are invited in to interview our final year students for graduate positions. In recent years these studios have included Rockstar Games, D3t, Red Kite Games, Sumo Digital, Boss Alien and Flix Interactive. Some graduates from the Games Programming courses are currently working in companies such as Activision, Rockstar Games, Rebellion, Red Kite Games, Frontier, Traveller’s Tales, and Codemasters.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 14,000per year

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

University information

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Staffordshire University

  • University League Table

    75th

  • Campus address

    Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2DE, England

New industry-standard e-sports and games design facilities at the main Stoke-on-Trent campus and London campus, Digital Institute London.
Guaranteed work placement opportunities with national and international employers.
Innovative teaching is delivered by research-active lecturers in friendly and supportive environments.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    54th out of 110 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    124 52%

    67th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%

    31st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    8th

    39

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