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Computer Games Programming BSc

University of Derby

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science - BSc

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This highly-regarded computer games programming degree gives you the theoretical grounding and the practical skills you'll need to develop computer games - either for entertainment or for serious applications.

KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE

RANKINGS: Our Computer Science and Information Systems subject area is ranked in the Top 20 in the UK for student satisfaction with teaching (The Guardian University Guide 2022)

REQUIRED SKILLS: If you’re serious about making it in the computer games industry, you’ll need a sound understanding of computer science as well as practical games development skills - this degree gives you both.

OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES: You will take part in team projects and have the chance to develop a large-scale practical project in your final year. The optional year in industry is also a great opportunity to build essential experience.

PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES: If you choose to take the optional year in industry, your chances of success will be even greater. Past students have worked for companies like Kuju, Frontier Developments and Sumo Digital

HOW YOU WILL LEARN

There’s a mixture of lectures, tutorials and laboratory work in our Next Generation Development Suite, which is equipped with high-specification PCs, gaming consoles and plasma screens.

YOUR CAREER: This computer games programming degree will equip you for roles such as Gameplay Programmer, Tools Developer and AI Programmer. However, its solid grounding in computing and software engineering opens doors to other software development roles too.

STUDY OPTIONS: This course is also available with a Foundation Year option. This course is also available with a Placement Year option.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,045per year

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University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    91st

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    79th out of 114 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    116 49%

    86th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    69th

    20
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%

    60th

    8

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