University of Bradford

Computer Science for Games University of Bradford Degree level: Undergraduate

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Combine the fundamentals of computer science with the latest in games design.

You’ll use industry-standard tools, get practical experience and build a portfolio of work, kick-starting a career in this exciting, fast-growing industry.

The programme gives you the technical principles and know-how you will need to excel as a games designer, and practical development experience using modern games engines such as Unity and Unreal. You’ll study disciplines such as:

*object-orientated programming
*database systems
*artificial intelligence for games
*game design, programming and development
*mobile application development

The placement year in industry enables you to build contacts whilst developing your skills and professional confidence

This programme shares a common first year with all our other Computer Science programmes (Computer Science for Business, Cyber Security and Software Engineering, as well as the standard Computer Science programme), allowing you to transfer before the start of the second year if you feel an alternative course suits your emerging interests or career aspirations better.

Professional accreditation
We expect accreditation for this course by the British Computer Society for initial CITP (Chartered IT Professional) status.

Course details

Modules

Year One (all core modules)
Computer Architecture and Systems Software
Fundamentals of Programming
Internet Technologies
Mathematics for Computing
Software Design & Development
Technical and Professional Skills
Year Two
Computer Communications and Networks (Core)
Data Structures and Algorithms (Core)
Database Systems (Core)
Enterprise Pro (Core)
Game Design Programming and Development (Core)
Computational Modelling and Artificial Intelligence (Option)
Indie Games: Concept, Design and Development (Option)
Year Three
AI for Games (Core)
Final Year Project (Core)
Numerical Methods and Computer Graphics (Core)
Concurrent and Distributed Systems (Option)
Mobile Applications (Option)
Motion Capture (Option)
Neural Networks & Fuzzy Systems (Option)

Assessment method

Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, practical lab sessions, tutorials and seminars. Some modules involve supervised group work, usually with an assigned academic staff member for each group. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners. Assessments for modules mostly take the form of practical coursework, lab tests and written exams, with all forms being well represented throughout all years of the course across all modules


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 I600
Institution code B56
Campus name Main Site
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 112 points 112 UCAS tariff points to include 1 GCE Advanced Level or equivalent and GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C/grade 4 or equivalent.
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma As UCAS tariff
Scottish Higher As UCAS tariff to include at least one Advanced Scottish Higher
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 112 UCAS tariff points and Higher Level grade 3 or Standard Level grade 4 in English and Maths.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 112 UCAS tariff points to include 5 Higher Level Subjects and Ordinary Level English and Maths at grade O4

The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University.

English language requirements for International and EU applicants:
The standard University requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.0 (or equivalent). However, if you require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department's requirement which is currently IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5. Conditional offers to international students will be made on this basis.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £18,420 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Bradford
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Bradford
BD7 1DP


Course contact details

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Admissions Office - Faculty of Engineering and Informatics Team