Undergraduate prospectus

Games Design & Development (Programming), BSc Hons

If you want to get involved in the fast-paced world of computer game development and boost your programming skills, this degree is a great place to start.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • Designed for those who wish to pursue a career in computer game development and/or developing gaming content for media organisations, focusing on the more technical aspects
  • Provides strong grounding in computer game development and interactive media
  • Produce a series of practical projects that require increasingly creative solutions
  • The final year project enables you to develop skills in a key area of games design and development, creating a deep knowledge of a specialist area
  • Develop independent thinking, self-management, research and analytical skills, teamwork, and the ability to communicate confidently.

UCAS points

112 (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes

GG65 G BSc/GDDP

Department

Computing & Information Systems

Location

Attendance

  • 3 years full-time
  • 6 years part-time
  • 4 years sandwich

The video games industry is now more lucrative than the film industry and the UK is right in the thick of it - with companies such as Hello Games and Rockstar North leading the way.

This course will set you up for a future in games programming - an industry that sees no signs of slowing. No prior knowledge of programming is necessary, just a passion for gaming and a creative streak.

You'll learn the technical and creative sides of the games industry - scripting languages such as JavaScript, C# and C++, as well as learning about game theory and design.

You will experience 3D modelling and the principles of creating, rigging and controlling models in games engines.

Once you have the basics in place, you will develop your games design skills through practical projects that require creative solutions. You will be able to create and market your own computer games.

The final year project enables you to develop your skills in a key area of games design and development creating a deep knowledge of a specialist area and see a product through from initiation to completion.

What you will study

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Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

112 UCAS points from A-levels, plus GCSEs at grade C or above in English language and mathematics.

Applications from students taking Access to Higher Education courses are welcome.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Fees information International fees

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Additional information

Assessment

Students are assessed through:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework
  • Project

Why Greenwich?

Our staff are very experienced and many are internationally renowned researchers who maintain excellent professional contacts within the computing industry.

Not only is Greenwich a serene and magnificent place to study, it's also close to Canary Wharf and the city – making this an ideal location for work and leisure experience.

Throughout the programme, there are guest talks given by distinguished speakers from industry - many based in Canary Wharf. We have an excellent community of gamers from a diverse range of backgrounds to challenge in gaming events and work with on Game Jams. We have an active Computer Club which organises fun computer-related field trips and is a great way to make new friends and discuss ideas.

This programme is accredited by the British Computer Society, the professional body for software engineers – the Deputy President of the BCS was a dean at the University of Greenwich.

Employability

 Past students have been employed in Triple A studios such as Sega, Rare, Konami and Media Molecule as well as smaller indie studios.

Graduates can pursue varied careers in the entertainment and games industries. In addition, graduates have found positions as Virtual Reality Developers, multimedia specialists, video editors/producers, Quality Assurance testers, 3D/2D animators, web designers, in development roles and many other exciting areas within creative computing environments.

What opportunities are there to study abroad?

 The Erasmus Programme is a European Union (EU) student exchange programme available for students and provides a grant towards the cost of studying aboard. We have a dedicated placement team who will support students in finding work placements and internships as well as giving students practical advice on writing CVs and preparing for interviews and assessment centres. Students will also have the option of working with other Greenwich students on real world applications for clients as part of our GWizards project.

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