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Computer Science with Game Design BSc (Hons)

Bangor University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The Computer Science with Game Design degree is designed to provide students with the opportunity to join a varying range of IT careers, industrial research and development, or further academic study. This pathway through Computer Science focuses on the aspects that will be crucial for games development at every level. This will allow graduates to join existing studios, or strike out on their own as an independent publisher.As well as learning the fundamentals of computer science and advanced programming skills, you will benefit from specific skills in relation to Game Design. The teaching from two academic schools give you the best of both worlds and an opportunity to really get in the world of game design, the course relates to the research interest of the academic staff, something of which you can take full advantage. If this appeals to you then this is the Computer Science and Game Design course is for you. Our aim is simple – we want to help you become a game professional with the ability to keep yourself up-to-date with the rapid pace of developments in the field of computing and game design. After graduation with one of our degrees you should be able to obtain a great job in the computing and gaming industry anywhere in the world; or you could take up study for a higher degree such as a Masters Degree or PhD (both offered at Bangor).For the Game Design element of the degree, practical work - with game engines or physical game materials - is integrated with opportunities to engage critically with theories of gaming culture, mechanics, narratives and aesthetics. Together these provide students with the insight needed to produce games that are both immersive and engaging. During the course, you will have the opportunity to create games in many formats, including: 2D platforms games, 3D games, board game and collectable card games. ‘Play’ will be used in teaching and development aspects of the course.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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UCAS Points : 96

Typical offer is based on a minimum 96 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.• A Levels (including 1 in a Science/Maths/Computing/IT, excluding General Studies)• BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in relevant subject (as above): MMM • City & Guilds Advanced Technical / Extended Diploma: case by case• International Baccalaureate Diploma is accepted• Access to HE in a relevant subject as listed above**: Pass**Other subject areas may be considered on a case by case basis.• We

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University information

Bangor University

  • University League Table

    72nd

  • Campus address

    Bangor University, Bangor (Wales), LL57 2DG, Wales

International students receive a high level of support at Bangor. The university also offers generous scholarships.
Most of Bangor's degrees can be undertaken with a placement year or international experience to gain valuable employability skills.
To help develop students’ careers, many degrees are accredited by professional bodies of global repute.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    56th out of 110 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    115 48%

    81st

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%

    57th

    16
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    35th

    12

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