Games Development (including a Foundation Year) at University of Chester - UCAS

Course summary

Create and develop the next generation of innovative video games for one of the fastest growing industries worldwide on this British Computer Society (BCS), The Chartered Institute for IT, accredited course. Our Games Development degree aims to produce industry-ready graduates with all the skills, knowledge and experience required to successfully enter a career in computer games development. Our game development course teaches the programming, design, artistic and professional skills used across the industry, with the same tools and software used by realworld developers. There is a focus on creating full, portfolio ready work, integrating all taught skills into individual and group-based projects. The Department of Computer Science is innovative and forward-thinking. In addition to receiving tutoring, mentoring, guidance and support from academic staff, you may also experience events featuring industry professionals, or perhaps work on an extracurricular project such as a game jam with your peers. You will also have the opportunity to either complete a five-week work placement or work for a client with support from our Informatics Centre (an on-site software development team) on a team-based project. Foundation Year courses have been designed for students who do not have the necessary academic qualifications needed to enter directly into the first year of a degree but who have the ability and commitment to do so. Once the Foundation Year has been completed successfully, you can then go on to complete your degree.


For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

Assessment is predominately through individual practical development assignments and written reports throughout each module. Some modules also have an exam component at the end of the year.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Other vocational qualifications at Level 3 will also be considered, such as NVQs. If you are a mature student (21 or over) and have been out of education for a while or do not have experience or qualifications at Level 3 (equivalent to A Levels), then our Foundation Year courses will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in your chosen degree. Please note: certain courses may require that you have studied a specific subject at GCE A Level (or acceptable alternatives), e.g. Biology, Maths or Chemistry, or GCSE Maths at grade C/4.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

All students (except Internationals) on this programme will be eligible for a £500 cash bursary – only at level 3/Foundation Year. The tuition fee for the subsequent years of study on the full-time undergraduate degree will be charged at the undergraduate degree fee level. This fee is currently £9,250 a year for students starting in 2019 but this is subject to annual inflationary rises in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index.
Games Development (including a Foundation Year) at University of Chester - UCAS