University of Brighton

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computer Science for Games

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Course summary

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Our Computer Science for Games BSc(Hons) has been developed in consultation with industry leaders, keeping your learning at the forefront of technological advances and providing the technical skills needed to launch your career in the multi-billion pound games industry. You will develop expertise in three core elements: the engine that drives the dynamics of the game, the application interface and the design of the user experience. Exploring topics from databases and programming to 3D graphics and animation, you will gain a sound understanding of the software technologies underlying the games development process. You’ll also develop transferable computing skills in software development, data analysis and system modelling, learn how to work independently and as part of a team, and develop your presentation and communication skills. Our annual video games conference provides networking opportunities, and the optional salaried placement year allows you to gain valuable professional experience. You’ll have access to specialist facilities including digital media and games studios equipped with the latest technology such as Oculus Rift, mobile eye-tracking glasses, and a usability lab for testing software.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points
A level CCC - BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM - DMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 24 credits Pass Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at Level 3. Must achieve Level 3 units in computing.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points Must include three subjects at Higher Level.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H4, H4

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5. in each element, or equivalent English Language qualification.

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
International £14604 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2020–21. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full-time or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take. If your course includes a sandwich year option you will pay a reduced fee during this year; £1,290 for home students and £2,076 for international students. International students should confirm the tuition fee for the course you are applying for by using our course finder. You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included in your fees, can be found on our website.
Computer Science for Games at University of Brighton - UCAS