Computer Games Development HND

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

Overview Updated 24/09/2018

If you’re interested in developing computer games from scratch, and are interested in the expanding and exciting industry of computer games development, then apply for this innovative programme.

You’ll mostly focus on the programming and development of computer games, with some exposure to the entire lifecycle of computer game production. We will give you the opportunity to put your theory into practice in our computer lab.

Course

Highlights

  • Strong industry links.
  • Opportunities to enter national games competitions.
  • Course trips to games companies and events.
  • Opportunity to top-up HND after completion.

Additional

Information

Further information

For further information, come to our next Open Day or contact our enquires team study@northampton.ac.uk.

Course Details

Studying Computer Games Development will give you the knowledge and skills you need to begin a successful career in the computer games industry or continue your studies.

You will focus on the programming and development of computer games as well as their graphical design in 2D formats. You will also examine the entire lifecycle of game development from the initial idea through to the final release stage. This course is available part time, allowing you to continue working whilst studying.

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

Recent graduates have progressed onto the BSc (Hons) course and then further onto postgraduate study. Many graduates have entered into a number of different computer games development sectors including software development as well as graphics and visualisation.

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 DEE at A-Level or MPP at BTEC. Applicants will be expected to have achieved GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) at grade C or above. We welcome international applicants and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

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

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

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • strong industry links (Unity3D, UE4, CryTek, Jagex, CinderUK, Evil27 Games) with internship opportunities
  • 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

Further your study

Computer Games Development BSc (Hons)

Once you successfully complete the HND, you can progress onto the Computer Games Development BSc (Hons).

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
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

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,…


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Updated 24/09/2018

  • If you’re interested in developing computer games from scratch, and are interested in the expanding and exciting industry of computer games development, then apply for this innovative programme.

    You’ll mostly focus on the programming and development of computer games, with some exposure to the entire lifecycle of computer game production. We will give you the opportunity to put your theory into practice in our computer lab.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Strong industry links.
    • Opportunities to enter national games competitions.
    • Course trips to games companies and events.
    • Opportunity to top-up HND after completion.
  • Studying Computer Games Development will give you the knowledge and skills you need to begin a successful career in the computer games industry or continue your studies.

    You will focus on the programming and development of computer games as well as their graphical design in 2D formats. You will also examine the entire lifecycle of game development from the initial idea through to the final release stage. This course is available part time, allowing you to continue working whilst studying.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Further information

    For further information, come to our next Open Day or contact our enquires team study@northampton.ac.uk.

    • 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

      Recent graduates have progressed onto the BSc (Hons) course and then further onto postgraduate study. Many graduates have entered into a number of different computer games development sectors including software development as well as graphics and visualisation.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer could be DEE at A-Level or MPP at BTEC. Applicants will be expected to have achieved GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) at grade C or above. We welcome international applicants and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

    For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

    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

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

      Once you successfully complete the HND, you can progress onto the Computer Games Development BSc (Hons).

    • 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
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

    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,…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour