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Computer Games Design (with a placement year)

Staffordshire University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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Our Computer Games Design degree explores the creative and technical aspects of games production, giving you the necessary skills to develop, produce and publish games titles. This course is accredited by the industry games body TIGA, and will give you the skills to become a 3D artist, animator or games designer. We work closely with Epic Games to ensure that course content remains relevant, giving our students excellent networking opportunities in the games industry. Our facilities boast a hi-tech Vicon Motion Capture Studio, Europe's only Epic Games Centre, hundreds of PCs and game development possibilities with Sony, Vive, Occulus and more.

Course details


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
77%
Employment after 6 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeI642
Institution code S72
Campus nameStaffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 128 points We welcome a wide range of qualifications and qualification combinations. We assess each application individually, taking in to account any experience and skills you may have in your chosen field. Don't worry if you can't see your specific qualification listed, just contact our team of experts on 01782 294400 or email us at enquiries@staffs.ac.uk for further advise
A level ABB Other A Level combinations possible to achieve 128 points. Minimum of 2 A Levels, can be combined with other Level 3 qualifications eg. AS levels/Extended Project to achieve 128 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Grade combinations below 128 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 128 points
Access to HE Diploma Pass overall with 60 credits, 45 at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2, with a minimum of 15 credits at Merit or Distinction
Scottish Higher Achieve a minimum of 128 tariff points achieved from either five Highers or a combination of two Highers offered with two Advanced Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of (BBBBC) are required.
AS Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 128 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 128 tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 128 tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 128 tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 128 tariff points
Scottish Advanced Higher Achieve a minimum of 128 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points Made up of 6 components - usually comprising of 3 subjects at 'higher level' and 3 at 'standard' level. Opportunity to add on to points with extended essay and theory of knowledge. All the above attract UCAS points. Potential to meet the points by not passing all six component of qualification.
Extended Project Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 128 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H3, H3, H3, H3
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 128 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 128 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 128 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 128 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 128 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 128 tariff points

Some subjects will require previous study in specific subjects. Please refer to the course pages on the University website


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 £12500 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit www.staffs.ac.uk/fees
Computer Games Design (with a placement year) at Staffordshire University - UCAS