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School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Computing Games Development (Top Up)

BSc (Hons) Part-time 3 years, Full-time 18 months

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.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code G453
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (3 years), Full-time (18 months)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus, University of Wolverhampton
  • School School of Mathematics and Computer Science

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 2020-21
International Full-time £12250 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

2020 Entry

  • A Foundation Degree or HND in Computing or related subject

Other Requirements

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

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 at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply

English language requirements also apply

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

Tuition Fees Loan Home and EU National):

Most students will be able to apply for loans to help pay for these. Depending on where you live, if you have been to University previously and your circumstances, grants, bursaries and scholarships might also be available. Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay. For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund. for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages



You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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