Glyndwr University, Wrexham has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
The course is designed with employability in mind and enjoys the benefits of strong industry links with regular visits and guest speakers as part of an integrated programme of presentations, discussion groups and social events.
We have an excellent track record for graduate employment with many of our students going on to work at some of the UK's most recognisable game studios.
A key element of the course is its emphasis on industry-standard theory and practice allowing students to gain valuable experience through live projects, industry seminars and events.
We work with organisations such as Games Wales, BAFTA Cymru and the British Computing Society to ensure that our students always have access to cutting-edge industry related training and knowledge.
YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)
Year 1 introduces both theoretical and practical skills as you will work as part of a small game development team and learn the basics of production management along with building knowledge of 2D & 3D design and development. Maths and programming also play an important role along with an understanding of the hardware used for gaming and media.
You will also explore the broader context of game development and the critical issues facing the industry today.
• Interactive Design
• Computing Maths
• Digital Media Principles
• Computer Systems
• Problem Solving with Programming
• Professional Development in Computing: Information Engineering
YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)
Year 2 builds on and expands your portfolio of skills and knowledge, adding to your digital sculpting and modelling skills along with audio design and production for games. You will also learn how to design and develop apps for Android and other mobile platforms.
Critically, during the second semester, you will further enhance your development and management skills by working on two substantial group game projects utilising industry standard management methodologies and supporting tools.
• Serious Games Technology
• 3D Modelling & Animation
• Audio Technology for Games
• Internet & Mobile App Development
• Group Project Implementation
• Group Project Design
YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)
Year 3 further expands on the previous skills acquired, with a focus on professional quality and management alongside advanced practical skills.
The innovative group project is designed to deepen your understanding of your chosen role and responsibilities as a professional developer, further preparing you for the workplace. You will form a game development team and specialise in a technical role of your own choosing for a full academic year. You and your team will present the finished game at the annual game expo event attended by both members of the public and industry representatives.
• Advanced Mobile Development
• Collaborative Technology
• Advanced 3D Modelling & Animation for Games
• 21st Century Computing
YEAR 4 (LEVEL 7)
Year 4 is the final year of the integrated Master's programme – you will be required to complete a dissertation and the modules focus on further research and advanced technologies.
With strong industry links, these modules will help you to focus on career development in order to take your skills to the next stage.
• MComp Dissertation
• Post Graduate Study and Research Methods
• Future & Emerging Technologies
• Internet and Mobile Application Development
• Advanced Artificial Intelligence
The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
Game development students are assessed in a variety of ways over the course of their undergraduate studies. The balance between the different forms of assessment is determined by the different aims and learning outcomes of the modules.
Assessment methods include the production of digital (and non-digital) games, writing technical and academic reports, compiling and analysing production data, giving presentations, writing code, producing 3D models and audio files.
At higher levels of the course, students will also be required to provide statistical evidence of work hours with supporting evidence as part of key assessment outcomes.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course is not currently available to those requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.
|UCAS Tariff||120 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM|
|Access to HE Diploma||120 UCAS Tariff points|
|Scottish Higher||120 UCAS Tariff points|
|AS||Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 120 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||120 UCAS Tariff points|
|Extended Project||Accepted as part of overall 120 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||120 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||120 UCAS Tariff points|
|Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 120 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||120 UCAS Tariff points|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Accepted as part of overall 120 UCAS Tariff point requirement.|
Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further advice and guidance.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,000 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.