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Computer Science With Game Design

Bangor University
3 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
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Computer Science With Game Design

This degree is designed to provide students with the opportunity to join a varying range of IT careers, industrial research and development, or further academic study. This pathway through Computer Science focuses on the aspects that will be crucial for games development at every level. This will allow graduates to join existing studios, or strike out on their own as an independent publisher.

As well as learning the fundamentals of computer science and advanced programming skills, you will benefit from specific skills in relation to Game Design. The teaching from two academic schools give you the best of both worlds and an opportunity to really get in the world of game design, the course relates to the research interest of the academic staff, something of which you can take full advantage. If this appeals to you then this is the Computer Science and Game Design course is for you. Our aim is simple – we want to help you become a game professional with the ability to keep yourself up-to-date with the rapid pace of developments in the field of computing and game design.

For the Game Design element of the degree, practical work - with game engines or physical game materials - is integrated with opportunities to engage critically with theories of gaming culture, mechanics, narratives and aesthetics. Together these provide students with the insight needed to produce games that are both immersive and engaging. During the course, you will have the opportunity to create games in many formats, including: 2D platforms games, 3D games, board game and collectable card games. ‘Play’ will be used in teaching and development aspects of the course.

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Admission requirements

For 2020 entry:

  • GCSE Maths grade C/4 or equivalent required.

Typical offer is based on a minimum 96 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g:

  • A Levels (including 1 in a Science/Maths/Computing/IT, excluding General Studies)
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in relevant subject (as above): MMM
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical / Extended Diploma: case by case
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma is accepted
  • Access to HE in a relevant subject as listed above**: Pass
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.
  • Key Skills are not accepted.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements).

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

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Program content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Professional Perspectives
  • Imperative Programming Foundat
  • Mathematics for Computing

Semester 2

  • Professional Perspectives
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Mathematics for Computing
  • Web Technologies

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Industrial Projects
  • Business & Enterprise Prog
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Game Design Level & Mechanics

Semester 2

  • Industrial Projects
  • Business & Enterprise Prog
  • AI & Game Design
  • Game Development

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Individual Project
  • Research Methods
  • Advanced Game Development
  • Game Design 3

Semester 2

  • Individual Project
  • Research Methods
  • Creative Visualisation
  • Game Production

*Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change.

Scholarships & funding

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


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Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a BSc (Hons) degree.

Career paths

After graduation you should be able to obtain a great job in the computing and gaming industry anywhere in the world; or you could take up study for a higher degree such as a Masters Degree or PhD (both offered at Bangor).

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Bangor University
LL57 2DG Bangor Gwynedd
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