Computer Science with Games Programming with Foundation Year at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

This programme is not available to international students. Instead, international students should apply for our international foundation programmes delivered by our International Study Centre on campus. For more information please visit International Study Centre ( Our integrated foundation degrees are for those of you who possess the capability to pursue a degree but do not have the pre-requisite qualifications to directly apply to your desired course. The duration of the foundation element is one year, and, if you successfully pass, you will automatically progress on to the degree. Games development is a thriving industry in the UK. The games industry is constantly evolving and, as technology advances, the technical requirements needed are ever increasing. This course is designed, therefore, to prepare you for a career in this faced-paced world. Supporting you to create novel solutions to tackle the issues that face the industry, Computer Science with Games Programming BSc(Hons) covers general computing and software engineering knowledge and techniques that apply across the computing industry. You’ll also have the chance to explore the latest issues in computer games. You'll study programming languages, including Java, and we'll support you in progressing to C++, the industry standard. You'll also explore the technical aspects of games development in dedicated games modules, covering everything from game engine architecture to computer graphics, and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Why Study Computer Science with Games Programming with Foundation Year BSc(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? Focusing on game-specific technologies, such as shaders, computer vision and virtual reality (VR), you can work in multidisciplinary teams on group projects to challenge you and enhance your teamwork skills. You'll have access to industry- standard hardware and software, in dedicated labs with high performance graphics cards, too. In your fourth year, you can take a year-long industry placement. You could go on to have a career in roles such as a games programmer, working in Gameplay or Artificial Intelligence, or within the computing field as a software developer, systems programmer, or applications developer. Or if you’d like to set up your own business, our Enterprise Placement Year (EPY), gives students from the UK the chance to start your own independent studio. Studying Computer Science with Games Programming doesn't just lead to a career, it's a gateway to improved prospects, increased earning potential, and the ability to shape your own path in the ever-evolving landscape of computing and games. Graduates from courses in this subject area went on to work in roles including network engineer, senior AI programmer, associate producer, and DevOps engineer, in organisations including Spotify, Rockstar Games, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe and IBM†. †Source: LinkedIn Professional Bodies At Huddersfield, you’ll study the Global Professional Award alongside your degree† so that you gain valuable qualities and experiences that could help you to get the career you want, no matter what your field of study is. †full-time, undergraduate first degrees with a minimum duration of three years. This does not include postgraduate, foundation, top-up, accelerates or apprenticeship degrees. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Year 1 modules include: • Communication and Research • Foundation Mathematics • Foundations of Computer Science • Computational Thinking. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

You’ll be taught via lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, and practical sessions. Assessment includes primarily coursework, quizzes, in-class tests, presentations, and demonstrations. Your module specification documents provide full assessment criteria details.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Other suitable skills or experience will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with a minimum score of 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent. If you have alternative qualifications or do not meet the IELTS requirement we also offer a range of Pre-Sessional English Programmes (

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our International Entry Requirements pages.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £17600 Year 1
International £17600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Computer Science with Games Programming with Foundation Year at University of Huddersfield - UCAS