What will I learn?


Develop your skills in mobile game design, from planning and project work to QA and implementation, with our Mobile Game Design and Development degree at ARU Peterborough.

Whether you have previous experience or not, our Mobile Game Design and Development course provides a range of industry-relevant skills in mobile game development, ranging from character design to environment design workflows.

From the very beginning of your studies, you’ll start to create and develop your own mobile games. Everything you design will build a valuable portfolio to help launch your career in the gaming industry when you graduate from ARU Peterborough.

ARU Peterborough is a great place to be for studying Mobile Game Design and Development with the East of England being home to 135 active games companies.

During your studies with us, you’ll get the chance to improve your prospects with live briefs and guest speakers from industry. There are opportunities to take part in events with industry reps, too.

You’ll have access to the latest software and hardware to supporting your learning, including GameMaker, 3DGameStudio, Unreal Tournament 3 Editor, Unity3D and more.

The skills and knowledge you’ll learn on our Mobile Game Design and Development course will not only help you forge a career in the mobile gaming industry, but will equip you with core programming skills transferable to the wider IT industry or even a career in teaching.

We're also partners with the Global Science & Technology Forum, giving you access to cutting-edge research materials.

Reach the world with your creations – the possibilities are limitless!

Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of assessment methods to help measure your progress. You’ll demonstrate your learning through the mobile games and assets you produce, but there will also be a mix of exams, personal learning plans and group projects.


81% of the UK computer games industry is educated to at least undergraduate level, rising to 88% for core games production roles in art or programming.

Our Mobile Game Design and Development course will equip you with a range of programming skills that will help you stand out with games companies. Or you can consider establishing yourself as a freelance designer – perhaps opening your own independent studio.

At ARU Peterborough you’ll be taught by industry experts from Year 1, making connections and ensuring that you develop relevant employability skills.

Every year, ARU runs and hosts the annual Brains Eden computer games careers event which offers opportunities for professionals and students alike.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Creative and Digital Arts and Sciences (ARUP)

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

12 September 2022


ARU Peterborough

Embankment Road,


PE1 1EG, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Grades AAA at A level taken within two academic years prior to the time of application to include Chemistry or Biology; and one of either Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics, plus one other.A Level resit grades at AAA will be accepted taken within two academic years prior to the time of application.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Anglia Ruskin University

Placing within the top 350 institutions in the world, the multicultural Anglia Ruskin University is home to students from more than 185 countries.

  • Among the top 20 universities for its teaching excellence
  • Investment of GBP 100 million in facilities
  • Study options are closely aligned to industry needs
  • Libraries open 24/7