Games Design and Development

University of Greenwich

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS)

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Course summary

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This degree in game design and game development provides the technical and design skills you need for a career in video game development This games design and development degree combines all the aspects of theory, practice and technology essential to your career. You'll learn games programming and get the chance to discover the creative aspects of the games industry through practical projects. Graduates have been employed in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) sectors, as well as in smaller independent studios. You’ll experience the theory, technology, practice, and application of computing and the development of computer games, and this new understanding will be complimented by skills in digital design and development What you should know about this course

  • You will have the opportunity to specialise in programming or modelling and animation, and build a broad range of skills with a general games design and development degree
  • Through a series of projects, you will gain theoretical knowledge and will have the opportunity to acquire practical experience
  • This course is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in computer game development and/or developing gaming content for related applications in serious games or mobile
  • For eight consecutive years the University of Greenwich has been nominated by TIGA for Educational Institution
  • This course is accredited by The British Computer Society (BCS), the Chartered Institute for Information Technology. On completion of the course you are entitled to registration as a Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP).

Course details


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Assessment method

Students are assessed through: Examinations, Coursework and Project work

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points 112 UCAS points from Level 3 qualifications. You will also require GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths at grade 4 or above (for pre-2017 GCSEs, grade 4 equates to C grade). We will NOT accept other UK qualifications in place of GCSE English Language or GCSE Maths.
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma Applications from students taking Access to Higher Education courses are welcome. As long as it equates to 112 UCAS points.

Additional entry requirements


Attendance of a talk on the programme, followed by an interview with an academic member of staff. For international students, these can be conducted virtually.


ADMISSIONS TEST For students who lack the appropriate Maths and English GCSEs or IELTS, an equivalent test maybe requested to be taken at the Maritime campus

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are set for 19/20 intake and may be subject to change for 20/21.
Games Design and Development at University of Greenwich - UCAS