Staffordshire University

Computer Games Programming (with a foundation year) Staffordshire University Degree level: Undergraduate

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TEF Gold

Staffordshire University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

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Accredited by Creative Skillset, this degree has been developed with input from industry experts and is regularly updated to fit the needs of the games industry. As members of the PlayStation® First Academic Program run by Sony, we have access to professional development hardware and software tools. Our labs will help you to develop for multiple platforms, including consoles, phones, tablets and PCs. We also have a usability lab for testing how people interact with games, and a commercial games studio. Staffordshire University is also a member of TIGA, the games industry body.
Our academics have experience in the industry and are engaged in research, so course content is always relevant. You’ll also get to hear our guest speakers discuss
cutting-edge game development tools and processes.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code I6K8
Institution code S72
Campus name Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points
A level AE
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
AS AE
Extended Project A* - E
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H5, H6, H6, H6, H6
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate D* - P
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D* - PP
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D* - P
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma PPP
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma D*D*, PP
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma D* - P
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma D*D*, PP
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D* - P
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* - PP
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D* - P
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D* - P


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit www.staffs.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees/

Provider information

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Staffordshire University
College Road
Stoke on Trent
ST4 2DE


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