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Computer Games Enterprise BSc (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary


Love computer games? Always dreamed of setting up your own business, developing and creating incredible experiences for players?

On this award-winning BSc (Hons) Computer Games Enterprise degree, you’ll learn how to make your dream a reality by getting the necessary knowledge and skills to start your own game-related business.

You'll also have the opportunity to develop the skills and expertise to work for an established games developer, all while accessing some of the most advanced gaming development facilities at any university in the country.

Accredited by

This course is accredited by TIGA (The Independent Game Developers’ Association) as delivering skills relevant to the games industry. TIGA accreditation is applicable to courses meeting any of a range of games industry needs, such as programming, art, design and entrepreneurship.

What you'll experience

On this degree you'll:

  • Build skills in games development along with those required to set up your own business
  • Tackle the challenges that come with starting your own enterprise, from funding and protecting your ideas to management and marketing
  • Access top-tier games development resources including a Vicon optical motion capture suite, Sony Playstation console development kits, Wacom Cintiq lab, photography studio, 3D printers and more
  • Get your hands on professional software including Unreal Engine, 3DS Max and Maya
  • Develop games as a part of a multidisciplinary team, using your strengths either as a designer, artist, programmer, manager or producer
  • Learn from guest lectures and industry speakers
  • Get valuable experience and grow your network with the option to take a self-employed placement year
  • Learn on a course that’s the Winner of TIGA (The Independent Games Association) Best Educational Institution Award 2014

Careers and opportunities

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you get your business off the ground or find a job that puts your skills to work in the computer games industry.

Previous graduates have gone on to work at companies including:

  • Black Rock
  • Climax
  • Codemasters
  • Electronic Arts
  • Exient
  • Jagex
  • Kuju (Zoe Mode and Nik Nak Games)
  • Pivotal Games
  • Rebellion
  • Sony
  • Travellers Tales

You can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years after you leave the University as you advance in your career.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,300per year

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

University information

University of Portsmouth

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  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Around 5,200 of the university's 29,000 students come from 150 countries around the world. The Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling in to the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    44th out of 123

    49th out of 110 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    117 54%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    113 47%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    87 87%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%



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