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Games Programming BSc (Hons)

University of Bolton

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UCAS CODE: G620

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    University of Bolton Main Site, Greater Manchester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Interested in using your talent for maths and physics in the interactive entertainment industry? Our Games Programming degree focuses on the technical aspects of games production for the PC, mobile and virtual reality games markets. We aim to equip you with the skills (especially programming in C++) to join this exciting and dynamic industry. The global games industry continues to grow. Worth over $137 billion in 2018, this value is predicted to rise to over $180 billion by the end of 2021*. Games offers lucrative careers at the cutting-edge of technology and talented games programmers are always in demand in the UK, Europe and the USA. Offering a broad education in games programming, design, development and technology, our Games Programming degree emphasises the technical aspects of game production. We aim for you to become a skilled programmer and you’ll use C++, the principal programming language in the games industry, at each stage of the course. We assume no prior knowledge of programming but a good knowledge of mathematics, especially algebra, will help you succeed on the course. We’ll guide and support you throughout your studies to help you master object-orientated programming and design techniques and learn about advanced programming data structures and algorithms for game development.Games and interactive applications are becoming more cinematic in look and feel so we teach maths and physics in a very practical way to help you learn to create 2D and 3D environments where behaviour and movement looks realistic. You’ll also have opportunities to gain experience of multi-platform programming and artificial intelligence techniques used in the development of efficient and robust games.*Ukie, UK Games Success Stories - http://ukie.org.uk/research/ accessed on 22 August 2019

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 12,450per year

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UCAS Points : 104

Your Level 3 subjects must include at least one relevant subject; for instance, A-level Mathematics, Computing or Physics or BTEC Extended Diploma in Computing or Engineering. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent) including Mathematics.If you don’t meet the standard entry requirements but have a technical computing background, we’ll be happy to consider your application. You’ll need to attain a minimum mark from a diagnostic mathematics test and attend an interview.

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University information

University of Bolton

  • University League Table

    127th

  • Campus address

    University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton, Bolton, BL3 5AB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    100th out of 110 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    116 48%

    80th

    20
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    63 63%

    100th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    9th

    45

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