School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Computing Games Development (Top Up)

BSc (Hons)

We have designed our BSc (Hons) Computing Games Development (Top-Up) course to meet the needs of those students with a relevant HND or Foundation Degree who wish to develop skills in Games Development.

We have designed our BSc (Hons) Computing Games Development (Top-Up) course to meet the needs of those students with a relevant HND or Foundation Degree who wish to develop skills in Games Development.

Why choose this course?

We have designed our BSc (Hons) Computing Games Development (Top-Up) course to meet the needs of those students with a relevant HND or Foundation Degree who wish to develop skills in Games Development.

This course enables you to develop the skills necessary to contribute to the development of computer games.
 
As a student on this course you will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of and experience in, the theory, practice and applications of games development.
 
Please note that for International Students a January intake may also be available.

What happens on the course?

Building on your previous experience of programming, you will study the theory and practice of programming for computer games.

You will also learn about computer graphics and artificial intelligence and your studies will culminate in the development of a computer games related project.
 
This course also offers the flexibility to pursue a subject of particular interest to you and you will engage in studies focused on developing your professional and entrepreneurial skills.
 
You will be offered the opportunity to undertake a placement year, where you gain invaluable experience in the workplace. Many students have found this to be a real asset when it comes to finding a job after graduation.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Graduates from this course may pursue a career in the games industry such as games programmer/developer. In addition, you could become a programmer, system developer or technician. 

Successful completion of the course will also allow you to continue your studies at postgraduate level.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

In 2009, a team of our students won a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award after winning a national competition Dare to be Digital, a video games development contest organised with Channel 4.

We have a dedicated computer games laboratory for games development specialists, as part of our iconic IT complex, together with a New Technologies Lab.

As a Games Development student you will have the opportunity to benefit from the support and expertise of your fellow students by joining our established ‘Games Society’, where you could find yourself competing in national competitions.

Your studies will enable you to combine technical understanding with relevant methodologies to build and test a computer game.

You will also be able to demonstrate an understanding of the structure of a computer game, specifically regarding the software development process and relevant computational aspects.

At the end of this course, you will be able to gather, analyse and interpret information from a range of sources and to devise solutions to problems based on evidence, which you will be able to implement and evaluate. You will develop the skills you need to effectively communicate your findings and to work both independently and as part of a team.
 
Our course will prepare you to apply the personal, organisational and professional skills, necessary for self-learning, that are essential for continuing professional development within the worldwide Computing and Computer Games Industry.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

2019 Entry

  • A Foundation Degree or HND in Computing or related subject
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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