What will I learn?

This highly-regarded computer games programming degree gives you the theoretical grounding and the practical skills you'll need to develop computer games - either for entertainment or for serious applications.

KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE

RANKINGS: Our Computer Science and Information Systems subject area is ranked in the Top 20 in the UK for student satisfaction with teaching (The Guardian University Guide 2022)

REQUIRED SKILLS: If you’re serious about making it in the computer games industry, you’ll need a sound understanding of computer science as well as practical games development skills - this degree gives you both.

OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES: You will take part in team projects and have the chance to develop a large-scale practical project in your final year. The optional year in industry is also a great opportunity to build essential experience.

PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES: If you choose to take the optional year in industry, your chances of success will be even greater. Past students have worked for companies like Kuju, Frontier Developments and Sumo Digital

HOW YOU WILL LEARN

There’s a mixture of lectures, tutorials and laboratory work in our Next Generation Development Suite, which is equipped with high-specification PCs, gaming consoles and plasma screens.

YOUR CAREER: This computer games programming degree will equip you for roles such as Gameplay Programmer, Tools Developer and AI Programmer. However, its solid grounding in computing and software engineering opens doors to other software development roles too.

STUDY OPTIONS: This course is also available with a Foundation Year option. This course is also available with a Placement Year option.

Which department am I in?

Department of Computing and Mathematics

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,045.00 (US$ 19,036) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Kedleston Road,

Derby,

DE22 1GB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

At least a grade C at A level (or equivalent qualification) in Maths, Physics, Science or another related subject

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

Pathways options

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