Computing (Games Programming) at Edge Hill University - UCAS

Course summary

Develop the knowledge and skills to create exciting new computer games, on a degree accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT (subject to re-approval). From design to implementation of games software, you’ll have everything you need to launch your career in gaming. AI for games engines, SFX and CGI, streaming media. Pack your CV with the skills and knowledge the billion-dollar games industry needs. Your games programming degree will be based in our £13m Tech Hub with our dedicated gaming laboratory and specialist high-specification computers. You’ll learn essential programming languages as well as digital design and production. Study 3D graphics theory and practice using our super immersive 3D virtual environment. We encourage you to create virtual experiences in 4K resolution in our four-screen CAVE (Computer Augmented Virtual Environment). Study the streaming media behind games like World of Warcraft and explore mobile apps. Learn specialist animation like CGI and explore SFX as you master the core languages and practices of gaming technology. Our programme aligns to the current SFIAplus skill standards, widely recognised among the IT industry and adopted by the British Computer Society (BCS). You’ll meet industry programming standards and take the first step to chartered status by graduating from this course.


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Assessment method

The pattern of assessment is varied and is designed to ensure you acquire a range of skills, particularly those required by future employers. You will design and write programs, write reports and essays, critically analyse documents, deliver oral presentations and undertake examinations. We want you to develop an ability to work independently and as part of a team.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards. For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit or contact our Course Enquiries Team on 01695 657000 or email [email protected].

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £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 .

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Computing (Games Programming) at Edge Hill University - UCAS