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Games Development, BSc Hons

This degree in game design and game development provides the creative and technical skills you need for a career in video game development.

The games development degree combines all aspects of theory, practice and technology essential to your career. You'll learn games programming and get the chance to explore creative aspects of games development that are used in the industry through practical projects. You'll experience the theories, practices and the application of computing technologies for the development of video games, together with technical skills in digital design and real-time 3D graphics.

Graduates of this degree have been employed in video games companies and IT fields using related technologies.

UCAS points

112 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

GG64 G BSc/IMGD

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Location

Greenwich Campus

Duration

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

Start month

September

Home/international fees 2024/25

£9,250 /£17,000

What you should know about this course

  • You will have the opportunity to build a broad range of technical skills in games development, specialising in programming or 3D modelling and animation.
  • This course is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in computer games development and/or related areas of IT where games technology skills are used.
  • The degree is accredited by TIGA, the trade association for video games, to ensure the content is relevant for careers in the games industry.
  • All of our modules have been designed and contextualised for games students.
  • Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

What you will study

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About the course team

This degree course employs a range of innovative teaching and learning methods. Lectures and labs/tutorials are dynamic and interactive. You will be taught by an experience team of lecturers, which include senior academics and technical officers, and the majority of our lecturers hold a teaching qualification.

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Entry requirements

If you are

  • 112 UCAS Tariff points. We accept A Levels, T Levels, BTECs, Access to HE and all other qualifications with UCAS Tariff points.
  • In addition, you will need: GCSE Mathematics at grade 4/C and GCSE English Language/Literature at grade 4/C. Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

We make Contextual offers to this programme. Applicants that meet specific eligibility criteria will be made a contextual offer with a reduced tariff of up to 16 UCAS Tariff points. Other entry requirements such as GCSEs, Interview, etc., will still need to be met. For further information, please see our Contextual Admissions policy.

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

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses. If you cannot find your country on this list, please contact international@gre.ac.uk.

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Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use Prior Learning?

For entry: applicants with professional qualifications and/or four years of full-time work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

For exemption: If you hold qualifications or courses from another higher education institution, these may exempt you from courses of this degree.

How you will learn

The following data is based on the compulsory modules for this programme.*

* Compiled from modules taught on 2023-2024 courses.

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

Learning takes place through a combination of timetabled learning and independent study.

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Seminars and workshops enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your courses and tutorials.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate time to self-study to complete coursework, prepare for presentations, and exploration of game technology

You can use our Stockwell Street library and online resources to support you in these activities.

We encourage you to join societies such as:

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of lectures, seminars, independent learning, and assessments. For full-time students, the workload should be approximately equivalent to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of modules you are studying.

Each module you study towards this degree is worth 15 or 30 credits. These represent around 150-300 study hours respectively. If you receive 72 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 228 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen.

You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

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Fees and funding

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.

Full time Part time Distance learning
Home £9,250 £2,312 per 30 credits N/A
International £17,000 £4,250 per 30 credits N/A

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from £126.35 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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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.

EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

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

Financial support

Technology: There are no compulsory costs beyond your tuition fees. However, we may recommend that you purchase a backup device (such as a portable hard drive).

Software: We provide all required software in our state-of-the-art games development computer labs.  Licences for certain software to use on your own computers are also available depending on your course. The main game development packages taught on this programme are free for educational use. Students will also have access to the Adobe Creative Cloud suite and Microsoft Azure DevOps. Any licences for software outside of our range will come at your own cost.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

This course can be taken in sandwich mode, which means you can take a year to work in industry between your second and final years of study. Sandwich placements are relevant to your degree subject and are paid roles. It is the very best way of preparing you for successfully finding a job quickly when you graduate.

For those students who are interested in pursuing a career in teaching you also have the option to select a module for which you will be required to undertake a short-term placement in a school or college.

How long is my placement?

Sandwich placements last for between 9-13 months. Work-based learning module placements are normally one day a week for either one or two terms depending on the number of credits available from the module.

What are the financial arrangements?

Sandwich placements are paid roles whereas work-based learning module placements are normally unpaid.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Former Games and Digital Media students have secured placement years at Disney, Space Ape Games, Nickelodeon, and Warner Brothers.

Career destinations include the independent and mobile games sectors as programmers, modellers and designers, the Augmented, Virtual and Mixed reality developers, UI and UX designers for digital media and games, games content creators and deliverers, back-end developers and content managers.

Recent positions secured by Games Design and Digital Media graduates include Motion Capture Technician at The Imaginarium Studios, Serious Games Developer at Arup, Software Engineer at Bossa Studios, and Creative Product Specialist at Celtra.

Are internships available?

Students are encouraged to take up Summer internships during the Summer holidays, though it is up to the student to find them. Support is available to students from the Employability and Careers Service when applying for placements and internships.

Do you provide employability services?

Employability activities take place all the time at Greenwich and students are encouraged to take part in as many opportunities as possible. The central Employability and Careers Service provides support for students preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles, such as CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops. In addition, your School has a dedicated Employability Officer who will be organising work-related activities throughout the year which will help you to build you industry knowledge and networks.

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Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you can apply directly via our online application form.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply via UCAS, directly via our online application form or via one of our in-country representatives. If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.