Games Programming with foundation year at University of Bolton - UCAS

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Course summary

Interested in using your talent for maths and physics in the interactive entertainment industry? Our Games Programming with foundation year degree focuses on the technical aspects of games production for the PC, mobile and virtual reality games markets. We aim to equip you with the skills (especially programming in C++) to join this exciting and dynamic industry. Offering a broad education in games programming, design, development and technology, our BSc (Hons) Games Programming with foundation year degree emphasises the technical aspects of game production. We’ll introduce you to many aspects of computing in the foundation year including programming using Python, Wiring or a similar language. We assume no prior knowledge of programming but a good knowledge of mathematics, especially algebra, will help you succeed. We’ll also explore how to take a logical approach to problem-solving and the fundamentals of research, as part of your preparation for degree-level study. We aim for you to become a skilled programmer and you’ll use C++, the principal programming language in the games industry, after the foundation year. We’ll guide and support you throughout your studies to help you master object-orientated programming and design techniques, and learn about advanced programming data structures and algorithms for game development. Games and interactive applications are becoming more cinematic in look and feel so we teach maths and physics in a practical way to help you learn to create 2D and 3D environments where behaviour and movement look realistic. You’ll also have opportunities to gain experience in multi-platform programming and artificial intelligence techniques used in the development of efficient and robust games.


Information about the modules offered as part of this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.

Assessment method

Details of the learning activities and assessment methods for this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.

How to apply

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University of Bolton Main Site, Greater Manchester
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent), including English and Mathematics. If you don’t meet the standard entry requirements but have a technical computing background, we'll be happy to consider your application. You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.

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Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

You’ll need to attain a minimum mark from a diagnostic mathematics test.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent).

We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £63800* Whole course
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £63800* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Games Programming with foundation year at University of Bolton - UCAS