Do you have a passion for computer games? Do you want to gain the skills and knowledge needed to become an apps and games development professional? Our Computer Science with Games Development degree offers you the opportunity to develop a unique blend of technical and transferable skills that will allow you to access the variety of careers within this growing industry. You’ll study the core aspects of computer science, with a focus on coding and development of creative software including game development, Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Developed alongside employers, this course aims to address the skills shortage in the applications and games development industry. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the fundamental areas of computer science and develop your ability to design, code, integrate, test, deploy and decommission creative software. You’ll explore the computing and digital industries and look at how computer science can be applied across a wide variety of other sectors. We’ll support you as you challenge your own curiosity and creativity, and enhance your technical, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills throughout your studies. You’ll be taught by lecturers with industry experience and research expertise in areas including cybersecurity, AI, algorithmic solutions, UI, accessibility and extensibility. You’ll also learn about legal considerations relevant to the online and app-based games industry and the contractual, regulatory and legal principles within which the sector operates. Modern apps and games development also requires an understanding of the importance of ethics, inclusion, diversity and equity, each of these principles is embedded in the modules you’ll study so you can apply them in your work. Professional work placements and employer projects are integral to this course, allowing you to gain relevant work experience, build your knowledge of the app/games development sector and be able to obtain valuable employer references and industry contacts. By the time you graduate, you’ll have been able to develop the necessary knowledge and skills in computer science and games development for your chosen career path. Professional work placements Our established links with business and tech companies across the region means there are a wide range of sectors where you can undertake your placement. Previous placement providers for Computer Science students include Sky, Infinity Works, Aire Logic and TwentySix Digital. You could be working in a software testing role or within games design, games development or games UI programming. Graduate opportunities As a computer science graduate, you could enter a career in areas such as software development or engineering, game design or development, software support engineering, software release engineering, UI web software engineering and software testing among others. As your career progresses, you can continue your professional development through gaining qualifications like Java SE Programmer certification. Careers also exist within government, banking, insurance, management and administration where graduates can use the variety of technical and transferable skills gained during their computer science studies. This degree also offers a solid foundation for postgraduate study or academic research in related disciplines.
On this course you will study a selection of modules, which may include: Software Development; Computing Skills and Employability; Introduction to Tech Stack; Technology in Business; Game Development Principles; Advanced Games Development; Immersive Games Design; Data Science for Business; AI applied to Games Development
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.