University of Essex

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computer Games (Including Year Abroad)

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Course summary

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Ranked among the top Computer Science (and Information Systems) departments on the planet according to the QS World University Rankings (2017), our BSc Computer Games combines core topics, such as graphics and programming, with the latest developments in computer science. At the end of your course, you will be able to create the outline design specification for a computer game of your own design, and to implement a game using industry-standard techniques. The ongoing demand for new and more sophisticated games has led to a growing need for highly skilled graduates who can apply advanced knowledge of areas such as software design techniques, artificial intelligence, networking and internet technology to implement the games of the future. This degree is accredited by both the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the British Computer Society (BCS). These accreditations are increasingly sought by employers, and provide the first stage towards eventual professional registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). This four-year version of our degree allows you to spend the third year studying abroad, while otherwise remaining identical to the three-year course.

Course details

Modules

Many of our courses offer a choice of optional modules to tailor your learning experience. More information about these can be found on the University of Essex website.


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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeG612
Institution code E70
Campus nameColchester Campus
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Entry requirements for students studying BTEC qualifications are dependent on subjects studied. Advice can be provided on an individual basis. The standard required is generally at Distinction level.
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points Including Standard Level Mathematics or Maths Studies grade 4 or above (if not taken at Higher Level). Maths in the IB is not required if you have already achieved GCSE Maths at grade C/4 or above or 4 in IB Middle Years Maths. We are happy to consider a combination of separate IB Diploma Programmes at both Higher and Standard Level. Exact offer levels will vary depending on the range of subjects being taken at higher and standard level, and the course applied for. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for more information.

In addition all applicants require GCSE Mathematics at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent).

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Audition


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 £18730 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees displayed are for 2020-21 entry. Fees will increase for each academic intake and each academic year of study.
Computer Games (Including Year Abroad) at University of Essex - UCAS