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Games Programming BSc (Full-time)

London Metropolitan University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
London
English
Virtual open day
3/10/2021
Virtual open day
3/31/2021

Program description

Games Programming BSc (Full-time)

Why study this course?

Our Games Programming BSc degree will enable you to develop the specialist knowledge and key skills needed to join this thriving industry. You’ll be joining a supportive and friendly community of highly motivated games students who work hard to achieve their goals.

You'll start by building a strong base in C++ programming, with mathematics and physics for game development, as well as gaining skills in console hardware architecture and game design. As you progress through the degree you'll use different graphics libraries and engines to make 2D and 3D games.

You'll develop specialist skills in physical computing, virtual reality and artificial intelligence while becoming proficient in a range of relevant programming and scripting languages.

Each year there are core modules on this course that enable artists and Program rs to work together and achieve common goals - designing and producing innovative games. This aspect of the student experience is highly commended by our games industry partner TIGA and our industry steering group, as it mimics professional practice.

We actively encourage you to engage in public competitions and gaming events such as Game Jams, and we hold an annual Summer Show where students at all levels have the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider professional audience.

Visit our creative technology blog to see some fantastic work from our students.

Admission requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • A minimum of grades CCC in three A levels (or a minimum of 96 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, e.g. BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma; or Advanced Diploma; or Progression Diploma; or Access to HE Diploma of 60 credits)
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

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


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Program content

  • Computer Gaming Hardware Architectures
  • Game Design and Development
  • Game Programming
  • Logic and Mathematical Techniques
  • Advanced C++ for Games
  • Augmented Toy Development
  • Game Engine Development
  • Graphics and Shader Programming
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Artificial Intelligence for Games
  • Creative Technology Project
  • Networking for Games
  • Prototype Development
  • Research Related Learning
  • Work Related Learning for Games and Animation

Modules and module details are subject to change over time

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £12,700 per year

Career opportunities

Completing this degree will open up many job opportunities within the games and entertainment industry. Upon graduating you could find employment as an animator, games developer, games designer, software engineer, visual effects artist, applications developer or a multimedia Program r.

Previous graduates have taken up positions at employers including Sky, BBC, ITV, Sega, Lionheart, Rare, Rocksteady, Media Molecule, Football Superstars and Sports Interactive.

Some of our graduates have also set up their own businesses.

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London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Based in England’s historic capital city, London Metropolitan University has a rich history of education with its roots dating back to 1848. Taking its current form following a merger of two well-renowned universities in 2002, it offers a wide range...


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London Metropolitan University

166-220 Holloway Road
N7 8DB London

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http://www.londonmet.ac.uk

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