Computer Science (Games) at Keele University - UCAS

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Course summary

Gain a solid grounding in the key themes that underpin contemporary computer science to explore computer gaming at an advanced level. From writing programmes and exploiting modern computer architectures, to using game-related APIs, you will graduate with the skills to pursue a career in the games industry. Why choose this course?

  • Accredited by the British Computer Society - The Chartered Institute for IT
  • Gain recognition of your specialism in Games named in your degree title
  • All necessary mathematics knowledge is provided within relevant modules
  • Gain first-hand experience in industry with our Placement Year option
  • Access a wide range of equipment including supercomputer facilities, a VR lab and a Maker Space
Computer gaming is a multi-billion pound industry of simulation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Our Computer Science (Games) BSc will enable you to gain a sound academic grounding in the discipline of Computer Science, an understanding of the professional issues relevant to your future working life and specialist knowledge in computer games development - informed by our own research and industry trends. In your first year you will explore the fundamental concepts and techniques for object-oriented programming. From interaction design to computer animation and multimedia our modules are designed to bring everyone up to speed, regardless of the starting level of coding experience - and provide a gentle introduction to the skills required for effective academic study. In your second year you will learn advanced programming concepts that can be applied in areas such as games programming, mobile app and web development, artificial intelligence and cyber security, not disregarding the human aspect of Computer Science thanks to the focus on user interaction and user interface design, software engineering methodologies (SCRUM, Agile) and cutting edge research in AI and machine learning. Your final year will culminate with the opportunity to deep dive into a pre-defined selection of modules relating to the specialist field of games computing. You will gain a deep understanding of the architecture of computer systems and a thorough knowledge of practical software engineering in multimedia contexts. You will also spend time exploring current research topics and writing a novel final year project related to your specialism. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


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  • Year 1

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Computer Science (Games) at Keele University - UCAS