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Computer Games Technology (with Placement year) BSc (Hons)

Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Cambridge Campus

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Please note this replaces BSc (Hons) Computer Gaming Technology [with Placement year] for September 2021.**Play, design and build games at our development studio as you create a portfolio to launch your career as a games developer, with our Computer Gaming Technology degree in Cambridge.With our Computer Gaming Technology course, you’ll be able to turn your love of computer games into a career. Working at our development studio in Cambridge - close to the tech hub of ‘Silicon Fen’ - you’ll be located right at the heart of the computer gaming industry in the UK.From the very beginning of your studies, you’ll create and develop your own games. Everything you design will build into a valuable portfolio to help you secure your dream job in the gaming industry when you graduate.ARU is the place to be for studying Computer Gaming Technology. The East of England has 135 active games companies (link: https://gamesmap.uk/), with Cambridge home to developers including Jagex, Frontier Developments and Ninja Theory, who are currently building a new base on Newmarket Road complete with a gaming pub. Based in Compass House, our gaming and technology hub, you'll enjoy having the latest technology at your fingertips and collaborating with other students on innovative projects.You’ll get the chance to improve your prospects with live briefs and guest speakers from tech giants like Sony, Jagex and Frontier. There’s even the opportunity to take part in events with industry reps, too. During your time at ARU, you’ll also have the opportunity to get a head-start in the computer gaming industry and in recent times, ARM, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Frontier and Just Flight have all offered internships and work opportunities to ARU students. There are lots of placement opportunities with an optional placement year to develop your practical experience.We're also partners with the Global Science & Technology Forum, giving you access to cutting-edge research materials.**Careers**81% of the UK computer games industry is educated to at least undergraduate level, rising to 88% for core games production roles in art or programming.The skills and knowledge you acquire on our Computer Gaming Technology degree course will not only help you land a career in the gaming industry, but will also equip you with core programming skills transferable to the wider I.T. industry or a career in teaching.Through work-based projects, internships and placements, you will be offered hands-on practical opportunities to develop your professional experience. In recent times, ARM, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Frontier and Just Flight have all offered internships and work opportunities to ARU students.During your studies, you’ll get the chance to take part in our annual festival, Brains Eden. Co-organised by local gaming network Games Eden, this four-day event includes a 48-hour games jam in which teams of students and major studio reps compete to create a game – the perfect way to raise your profile in the industry.Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us, of course. You might decide to stay at ARU and continue your computer gaming studies with our MSc Computer Games Development ( Computing). Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.

Application deadline

15 January

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UCAS Points : 96

UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent.)

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Anglia Ruskin University

  • University League Table

    113th

  • Campus address

    Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PT, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    104th out of 110

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    100 42%

    102nd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    89th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    62nd

    10

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