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The BSc (Hons) Games Design and Development degree equips you with the skills needed to follow a career in games development or in the wider IT industry. The course covers the techniques used to create computer games, including the relevant theory and practice from Computer Science and Software Engineering. This provides you with an understanding of how games are designed and developed in addition to the transferable knowledge and skills you can take forward in your career as games technology advances.
The programme offers a unique, well-rounded approach exploring all aspects of the game industry. You will be exposed to the latest tools and technologies used in industry, and will work on a number of game projects targeted at different hardware platforms. The UK has a vibrant, innovative video games culture, with approximately 37.3m people in the UK playing games and a market value of £5.7bn in 2018, up 10% from 2017. As you progress through the course, you will learn the practical skills that will allow you to explore and develop your own game ideas, as well as understand the business and employment opportunities that exist in the games industry.
The School has strong links with industry and key technology companies throughout the UK and Europe. All students have the opportunity to participate in research, enterprise, public engagement, student exchange and internship programmes.
How to apply
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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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||96 points||96 points to include two C grades at A level or equivalent.|
|A level||CCC||Other grade combinations totalling 96 points considered with a minimum of two C grades|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 0 credits
M: 45 credits
P: 0 credits
|96 points, other grade combinations accepted|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||
Five GCSEs at grade C or above/grade 4 or above to include English Language and Maths. For Welsh applicants we will accept either GCSE Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy.
Five Scottish National 5 subjects at grade C or above to include English Language and Maths.
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points||To include 12 points from Higher Level subjects.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H2||Other grade combinations totalling 96 points considered with a minimum of two H2 grades. Minimum grade H4 considered within points|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||DD|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||MMM|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||DDD||Other grade combinations totalling 96 points considered with a minimum of two D grades|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||C||96 points form at least 2 A levels or equivalent to include grade CC. Skills Challenge Certificate accepted as the third subject.|
To view the entry requirements for the Foundation Year, please refer to Cardiff Met course pages – http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/undergraduate
If your qualifications are not listed above, please contact Cardiff Met Admissions who will advise you
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttp://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/undergraduate
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||Level B2||Minimum 169 (no element lower than 162)|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||No element lower than 5.5. Academic IELTS test required.|
|PTE Academic||52.0||No element lower than 51|
|TOEFL (iBT)||72.0||TOEFL Internet required.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|
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