Computer Games Development BSc (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 05/10/2018

This course will be changing to Games Programming from September 2019.

If you are interested in developing computer games from scratch, enhancing the user interface, or have an interest in the expanding industry of computer games development this course is ideal for you. You’ll develop the technical knowledge and skills necessary for you to be able to work within the computer games industry.

Course

Highlights

  • Course/University recognised by industry/trade groups (TiGA).
  • Internship opportunities.
  • Opportunities to enter national game competitions.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Unreal Academia

The university is recognised as “Unreal Academia” an official training site for Unreal Engine.

Course Details

You’ll learn how to develop computer games, with plenty of opportunities to put theory into practice in our computer lab. By the end of your first year you’ll have worked with Games Art students to create a playable game.

Read more…

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

This course gives you all of the skills and knowledge you need to get work in a range of careers in gaming, including programming, software development and graphics and visualisation, such as:

User Interface (UI) Programmer, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Programmer, Input Programmer, Network Programmer, Gameplay Programmer, Online Elements Programmer, Audio/Sound Programmer, Special Effects Programmer, Physics Engine Programmer, Graphics Engine Programmer,
Scripter, Play or Beta Tester, Lead Programmer – Technical Manager, Game Designer,Quality Control, Project Manager/Director (Senior management)

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

 

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer could be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. You will be expected to have achieved GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Databases 1 (20 Credits)
    Module code: CSY1026
    Core Module Y
  • Games Techniques 1 (20 Credits)
    Module code: CSY1024
    Core Module Y
  • Group Project 1: Games (20 Credits)
    Module code: CSY1025
    Core Module Y
  • Web Development (20 Credits)
    Module code: CSY1018
    Core Module Y
  • Problem Solving and Programming (20 Credits)
    Module code: CSY1020
    Core Module Y
  • Software Engineering 1 (20 Credits)
    Module code: CSY1019
    Core Module Y

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • course/University recognised by industry/trade groups (TiGA)
  • internship opportunities (small indie and large “AAA” companies)
  • strong links with industry (Unity3D, UE4, CryTek, Jagex, CinderUK, Evil27 Games)
  • opportunities for entry to national games competitions (“Off the Map”, “Make Something Unreal”, “Dare to be Digital”,  Aarvark Swift – “Search for a Star”)
  • opportunities for course trips to games companies, and national gaming events (EuroGamer, GamesCity)
  • dedicated Games Labs and Out of Hours Access Labs
  • up to date games development software (Unity, Unreal, AS3, C#, Microsoft Visual C++, Flash Develop)
  • yearly group projects, which allow for a real life games development experience 

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Computing (Software Engineering) MSc

Changing Futures Week

Industry trips and tricks

Changing Futures is a five-day, University wide showcase of activities and industry speakers to help students explore skills and activities to develop their academic and personal lives.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,000

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Part Time Study

Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.


*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

  • Designed to adapt to 21st century teaching
  • Full range of integrated learning environments
  • 24/7 library and learning zone
  • Low environmental impact

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour

Updated 05/10/2018

  • This course will be changing to Games Programming from September 2019.

    If you are interested in developing computer games from scratch, enhancing the user interface, or have an interest in the expanding industry of computer games development this course is ideal for you. You’ll develop the technical knowledge and skills necessary for you to be able to work within the computer games industry.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Course/University recognised by industry/trade groups (TiGA).
    • Internship opportunities.
    • Opportunities to enter national game competitions.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • You’ll learn how to develop computer games, with plenty of opportunities to put theory into practice in our computer lab. By the end of your first year you’ll have worked with Games Art students to create a playable game.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Unreal Academia

    The university is recognised as “Unreal Academia” an official training site for Unreal Engine.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      This course gives you all of the skills and knowledge you need to get work in a range of careers in gaming, including programming, software development and graphics and visualisation, such as:

      User Interface (UI) Programmer, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Programmer, Input Programmer, Network Programmer, Gameplay Programmer, Online Elements Programmer, Audio/Sound Programmer, Special Effects Programmer, Physics Engine Programmer, Graphics Engine Programmer,
      Scripter, Play or Beta Tester, Lead Programmer – Technical Manager, Game Designer,Quality Control, Project Manager/Director (Senior management)

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer could be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. You will be expected to have achieved GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Databases 1 (20 Credits)
      Module code: CSY1026
      Core Module Y
    • Games Techniques 1 (20 Credits)
      Module code: CSY1024
      Core Module Y
    • Group Project 1: Games (20 Credits)
      Module code: CSY1025
      Core Module Y
    • Web Development (20 Credits)
      Module code: CSY1018
      Core Module Y
    • Problem Solving and Programming (20 Credits)
      Module code: CSY1020
      Core Module Y
    • Software Engineering 1 (20 Credits)
      Module code: CSY1019
      Core Module Y
    • Further your study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Computing (Software Engineering) MSc

    • Industry trips and tricks

      Changing Futures is a five-day, University wide showcase of activities and industry speakers to help students explore skills and activities to develop their academic and personal lives.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,000

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

    A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour