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Computer Science for Games University of Brighton Degree level: Undergraduate

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Our Computer Science for Games BSc(Hons) has been developed in consultation with industry leaders, keeping your learning at the forefront of technological advances and providing the technical skills needed to launch your career in the multi-billion pound games industry.

You will develop expertise in three core elements: the engine that drives the dynamics of the game, the application interface and the design of the user experience.

Exploring topics from databases and programming to 3D graphics and animation, you will gain a sound understanding of the software technologies underlying the games development process. You’ll also develop transferable computing skills in software development, data analysis and system modelling, learn how to work independently and as part of a team, and develop your presentation and communication skills.

Our annual video games conference provides networking opportunities, and the optional salaried placement year allows you to gain valuable professional experience. You’ll have access to specialist facilities including digital media and games studios equipped with the latest technology such as Oculus Rift, mobile eye-tracking glasses, and a usability lab for testing software.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 - 96 points
A level BBC - CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM - MMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 24 credits Pass Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at Level 3. Must achieve Level 3 units in computing.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points Must include three subjects at Higher Level.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H4, H4


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 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 Home or EU applicants placement years attract an annual fee of £1,230. Many of our courses include the option of a salaried placement year. Standard tuition fees for full-time international students starting in 2018 vary by course type : Classroom-based courses £12,900 per year. Non-classroom based (laboratory/workshop-based) courses £14,040 per year Placement year £2,000 per year. International students should confirm the tuition fee for the course you are applying for by using our course finder (brighton.ac.uk/courses). Mandatory requirements for your course are covered by the tuition fees. These include things such as health or criminal record checks, specialist materials and mandatory field trips. Optional field trips, accommodation and course materials are not included in the tuition fees and you will need to pay for these yourself. Please contact the school that delivers your course about possible extra costs before you apply. The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2018–19. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.

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University of Brighton
Mithras House
Lewes Road
Brighton
BN2 4AT


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