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Games Programming (Including Foundation Year) BSc (Hons) (Full-time)

London Metropolitan University
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
London
English
January 2021
Virtual open day
3/10/2021
Virtual open day
3/31/2021
Virtual open day
6/4/2021
Virtual open day
6/15/2021

Program description

Games Programming (Including Foundation Year) BSc (Hons) (Full-time)

Why study this course?

Our Games Programming (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree has a built-in foundation year, designed to equip you with the key principles of programming, mathematics and physics for game development, preparing you for the following three years of your course. You’ll graduate from this course with all the specialist skills needed to join the creative field of games programming.

The foundation year of this course will teach you the fundamental aspects of programming, computer hardware, game design and mathematical techniques.

This course allows artists and Program rs to work together to design and produce games. This part of the course has been approved by our games industry partner TIGA as it replicates the real working process in professional practice.

The foundation year on this course is shared with a number of other foundation year degrees, so in Year 0 you’ll get to study with other students who are interested in a variety of different specialisms.

The foundation level of this course will ensure you have the fundamental skills in games programming needed to succeed in the subsequent three years of your course. Our dedicated staff will help to build your academic abilities and your confidence throughout this four-year degree.

You’ll be encouraged to attend gaming events and enter game competitions during the course, giving you the chance to discover game designs created by your peers. There will also be the opportunity to exhibit your work at the annual Summer Show, which displays students work at all levels and will give you the chance to show your work to a professional audience.

Following your foundation year, you'll study the same course content and modules as those who study our Games Programming BSc (Hons) degree.

You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.

Admission requirements

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

  • At least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent, eg Functional Skills at Level 2).

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


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Program content

  • Cyber Security Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Robotics and Internet of Things
  • Mathematics
  • Programming
  • 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 joined companies such as Sky, BBC, ITV, Sega, Lionheart, Rare, Rocksteady, Media Molecule, Football Superstars and Sports Interactive. Some of our graduates have also created 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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