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Course summary

Whether it is Call of Duty or Subway Surfers, PlayStation or X-Box, mobile or virtual reality, video games are a huge part of our lives and the biggest entertainment market in the world. Game Designers and Developers are a critical part of the pipeline in the global success of the games industry. This degree is designed to give you the skills and knowledge you need to start your career in Games. Our BSc Hons in Games Design and Development provides students with specialist knowledge and experience in designing, developing, and programming gameplay experiences using industry standard tools, software languages and practices associated with making games. The course also provides an environment to fully explore opportunities for collaboration and the technical knowledge and insight into the game studio development of marketing strategies and I.P, aligned with development skills for those who wish to pursue independent games development and programming.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English Language Requirements English language requirements for international applicants The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes. Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4710 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £4710 Year 1
EU £15840 Year 1
International £15840 Year 1

Additional fee information

Further information about full time undergraduate fees can be found at
Games Design & Development at Ulster University - UCAS