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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Learn the practical skills you’ll need to develop computer games.
  • Understand the latest developments in the industry.
  • Learn how to apply the latest game development concepts and technologies.
  • Study and develop games using a variety of different game platforms.
You’ll be equipped with the skills required by the industry to make computer games. These could be based on consoles, mobile or traditional PC computers. You’ll work on the latest game development platforms, use the latest software and work with likeminded people to achieve your career goals. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. The course is carefully structured to help you develop your skills and experience. You’ll cover computer programming, mathematics for graphics and the game development process. You’ll then apply your learning to solve problems that are typical of those faced by game developers. Here you’ll learn about the technologies that are used to develop 3D games, as well as developing your own substantial game products, either individually or as part of a small team. You learn through
  • group work
  • lectures and seminars
  • technical workshops in computer labs
  • independent study
  • practice-based learning and group work
  • formative assessments
  • walkthroughs and presentations
With formative assessments you’re able to learn as you’re being assessed. The problems posed in the assessments are usually larger in scale or require more substantial analysis and development. So you get to learn and develop your skills as you explore and apply the subject matter in greater depth. You will be supported in your learning journey towards highly skilled, graduate level employment through a number of key areas. These include
  • access to our unique student support triangle to help with your personal, academic and career development
  • access to our Skills Centre with one to ones and online resources, where you can get help with planning and structuring your assignments
  • industry-specific employability activities such as live projects, learning in simulated environments and networking opportunities
Applied learning Work placements In between the second and final year of the course, you’ll have the option to complete a work placement. This 12-15 month paid employment opportunity will give you valuable work experience. Live projects You’ll put game development concepts and technologies into practice using problem-based approaches. In labs you’ll have opportunities for hands-on, tutor-led use of game development platforms and software. In teams you’ll develop collaboration and leadership skills – which are fundamental to working in the industry. Networking opportunities In addition to learning in the classroom and computer labs, you’ll be able to engage with industry professionals and practitioners. They’ll give a variety of live talks on technical topics, career building and employability advice. Competitions You’ll be encouraged and supported to enter your work into student competitions. We have a proven track record of competition success – and it’s valuable experience in dealing with games industry professionals.


Year 1 Foundations In Computing Year 2 Fundamentals Of Gameplay Programming Fundamentals Of Mathematics And Computer Architectures Game Design Theory Programming 2D Games Year 3 3D Game Development Advanced Game Design Theory Object Oriented Scripting Python Programming Year 4 Placement Year Final year Advanced Games Console Projects Mobile Game Scripting Project (Technical Computing) Elective modules Artificial Intelligence In Games Machine Learning Algorithms And Heuristics Mobile Applications Programming "Things" Virtual And Augmented Reality Applications

Assessment method

Coursework Exams Practicals

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

Unistats information

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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 £15860 Year 1
International £15860 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/2025 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 are £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fees for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £15,860 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,500-£2000. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees:
Computer Games Technologies with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS