BSc (Hons) Computer Game Applications Development

Abertay University
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
15,500 GBP
September 2023

15,500 GBP
September 2024

15,500 GBP
September 2025

About this program

BSc (Hons) Computer Game Applications Development

Widely recognised as THE place to get a games qualification, this degree will develop your skills in games programming, artificial intelligence for games, network programming, and interface design, making sure you’re adept in the use of industry standard game engines and technologies.

The program boasts the best teaching in the area (a blend of industry and academic experience) and is designed to evolve as the games industry changes and technology advances. This ensures

you’re well equipped for employment within the creative industries sector.

You’ll graduate with the confidence and skills required to work in one of the most demanding industries in the world, giving you a distinct advantage over other computing graduates intending to pursue a career in the games industry.

Throughout the program, you’ll be given the opportunity to work closely with local and global games industries, as well as collaborating with other games related courses, including art, media and audio.

Admission requirements

General Requirements

  • All applicants must have passes in English and Maths - National 5 grade C or GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent. National 5 ESOL is accepted in lieu of National 5 English. National 5 Lifeskill Maths is not accepted in lieu of Maths.

Subjects that are accepted for entry

  • One of the following: Business Management; Classical Studies; Economics; English; ESOL; Geography; History; Media Studies; Modern Studies; Philosophy; Politics; Psychology; Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies; Sociology

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Programming with C++
  • Computer Hardware Architecture and Operating Systems
  • Mathematics for Application Development 1
  • Software Design
  • Games Programming

Year 2

  • Data Structures and Algorithms 1
  • Mathematics for Application Development 2
  • Graphics Programming
  • Data Structures and Algorithms 2
  • Game Programming and System Architectures

Year 3

  • Gameplay Mechanics Development
  • Graphics Programming with Shaders
  • Network Systems for Game Development
  • Professional Project
  • Artificial Intelligence

Year 4

  • Audio Programming
  • Applied Game Technologies
  • Honours Proposal, Feasibility and Execution
  • Honours Project Dissertation (1)
  • Tools Programming (1)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


  • Scottish & EU Students: £1,820
  • English, Welsh & Northern Irish Students :£9,250
  • International Students:£15500


Award Title: BSc (Hons)

Career paths

We work with leading game developers such as Electonic Arts, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, Codemasters, 4J Studios, and Denki, making graduates from the degree highly employable within these industries.

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Abertay University

Abertay University, in Dundee, is the UK University of the Year for Teaching Quality (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021) and a UK top 10 institution for both student satisfaction and teaching (Guardian University Guide 2021). Having...

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Abertay University

Abertay University
Bell Street
DD1 1HG Dundee
United Kingdom

Phone no: +441382 308080

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