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Computer Games Technology BSc (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary


Curious about what goes into producing computer games? Do you want to learn how to develop gaming technology?

This BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology degree gives you the experience and skills you need for a career in the computer game development industry – and in businesses that are increasingly using gaming technology such as simulation training, healthcare and web design.

Year 1 provides insights into every aspect of the subject, including art, programming and design, with the following 2 years allowing you to design your own path of expertise. The optional placement year gives you the chance to work within the industry or set up your own company.

Throughout your degree, you'll benefit from our teaching staff's years of experience working in the computer games world and their commitment to making sure you've got the competitive edge when it comes to starting a career in this rapidly expanding industry.

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 course, you'll:

  • Use some of the most advanced gaming development facilities at any university in the country
  • Bring your ideas to life using our Sony console development kits, motion capture facilities and virtual reality lab
  • Perfect your skills with professional software such as the Unreal Engine, Maya, 3DS Max, and Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Learn the fundamentals of game development, such as design techniques, animation, 3D modelling and coding
  • Develop your entrepreneurial skills with the opportunity to set up your own innovative business

Careers and opportunities

You'll graduate from this degree with skills and knowledge that'll serve you in a variety of careers, particularly in the computer games industry, but any field that uses this technology, such as training simulation, web development and healthcare.

Our graduates work at some of the biggest names in the industry, including:

  • Codemasters
  • Electronic Arts
  • Rebellion
  • Jagex
  • Creative Assembly
  • Sumo Digital
  • Climax
  • Stainless Games
  • Sony

Our Careers and Employability Service will give you advice and support for up to 5 years after you leave the University.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,000per 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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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

    70th out of 113 21

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    113 51%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%



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