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  • Qualification

    MComp

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

• Develop advanced programming skills, using C++ as the core language throughout the course.• Use industry-standard APIs such as Microsoft's DirectX, Unity, Unreal, Corona, OpenGL, Android SDK and iOS.• Learn about game design, ethics, game industry business models, 3D graphics and modelling packages.• Study on a course with industry accreditation from Creative Skillset, TIGA and the British Computer Society.Study the skills and techniques demanded by the games industry, such as programming, software engineering and optimisation, mathematics and the use of games hardware on desktop, consoles and mobile platforms. Develop project management techniques and tools used within the games industry and design your own games in the world's largest PlayStation® teaching lab.In 2018 we were named 'Best Educational Institution' by TIGA, the independent games association. The award recognises our games courses for being world leading, having strong links with industry, and leading its students into graduate roles.We may also accept you, if you have limited qualifications but can show evidence of ability and a genuine commitment to studying the subject.Some applicants may be invited to attend an informal interview with the course leader to ensure that the programme is suitable for themselves and their aspirations.You learn and are assessed through• individual coursework• presentations• group work• examinations• projects**Applied learning****Work placements**You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. In previous years, students have taken placements at• Sony (SCEE)• Team17• SN Systems• SI Games• Autodesk• Dumpling Design• Jollywise Media• 3Squared• Next• Sumo Digital**Networking opportunities**We work in close partnership with games companies such as Sumo Digital, SN Systems and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE). They provide equipment and input into the design, development and delivery, ensuring we teach the very latest topics. For example, industry speakers give talks on specialist topics and offer employability advice.We've been awarded PlayStation®First status by Sony (SCEE), providing unique access to PlayStation® professional development hardware (dev-kits) and software (SDK) and equipping students with industry relevant game development skills across PlayStation® 4 and PlayStation®VR.**Live projects**You may be selected to work within Steel Minions, our own commercially licensed game development studio, and take part in small-scale commercial development projects. Unlike the undergraduate degree version of this course, the extra year of study allows you to consolidate your skills and develop commercial quality, industry ready software to enhance your portfolio and improve your employability.This course is accredited by Creative Skillset (the Creative Industries' Sector Skills Council) and TIGA (The Independent Game Developers Association) and the BCS (British Computer Society).

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 13,650per 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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UCAS Points : 128

This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:ABB at A Level including relevant subjects.DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject.A combination of relevent qualifications.

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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    62nd out of 110 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    120 50%

    77th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    69th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    20th

    31

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