Birmingham City University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computer Games Technology

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Course summary

Do you want to have a successful career in the gaming industry? Our BSc (Hons) / MSci Computer Games Technology course has been developed with input and feedback from leading professionals as well as our own students. While studying your computer games degree, you will use our state-of-the-art computer games technology lab, which is kitted with high-performance PCs, Sony PlayStation development kits, as well as a variety of industry standard software. Our collaborations with Microsoft and Sony, and state-of-the-art technology will help you develop the skills you need to be successful in the games industry and beyond. What's covered in the course? On the course, you will learn a range of technical and professional skills, including understanding fundamentals and advanced coding practices, graphics programming, network communications and artificial intelligence. You will work independently and in teams, as well as develop strong written and oral communication skills. The course philosophy highlights the importance of going beyond your studies – therefore, we encourage you to participate in many extracurricular activities. As we are located in the heart of Birmingham city centre, we are close to many independent game studios, who host events throughout the year. We also regularly participate in international game development competitions such as Global Game Jam and Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, all of which give you the opportunity to showcase your talent on a wider stage, and network with others in the industry. You will not only learn about mainstream and traditional video game development, but also explore allied and emerging disciplines such as serious and educational game development, augmented and virtual reality, as well as simulations. Studying computing with us puts you at the heart of an exciting, innovative community. Part of your first-year assessment will involve taking part in our annual Innovation Fest, where students get together to solve society’s problems with creative technology. Previous projects have included medical assistance drones, accessible gaming controllers, and smart housing solutions. The event brings together students, academics and industry guests, so it’s a great way to have fun, build experience and network, and win prizes! Upon graduation, you could progress into a range of careers in the game industry, for example game or graphics programmer, tools programmer or QA tester in either larger companies or independent studios. You will also have the skills to enable you to work in allied disciplines such as a serious or educational game developer. Alternatively, you could work in more traditional computing or software engineering roles, start your own company or progress into further education. Why Choose Us? State-of-the-art facilities  - Our computing facilities include a dedicated computer games development lab which houses high specification game development PCs, VR and AR headsets, Sony PlayStation Dev Kits and Xbox controllers. Strong industry links  -  We network with gaming industry giants such as Sony, Microsoft and many local independent studios.   You will have the option to join our Curzon Software House and take part in industry projects to build up skills for your CV.   Exceptional research reputation -  In industries including computer games technology to healthcare and medicine. Gain employability skills - You will be exposed to current industry standard technology to develop your practical computer programming skills, making you highly employable across the many computing sectors.   Professional placement options - You will have the option to take a 30-week placement in industry to gain work experience to enhance your CV.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
G450
Institution code:
B25
Campus name:
Millennium Point Campus
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no less than 5.5 in any level

Unistats information

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61%
Student satisfaction
69%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
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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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Computer Games Technology at Birmingham City University - UCAS