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Computer Games Development, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Computer Games Development degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland is a practical, career-focused degree that encourages you to publish games and demonstrate your work to employers at our end-of-year Digital Futures event.

Major games studios only employ the most talented and business-aware graduates, which is why we emphasise the need to work on real-world tasks and to create a strong e-portfolio and show-reel.

Our multi-skilled graduates work in various industries including games, animation and social networking.

Placement Opportunities

You may undertake a 36-week professional work placement between years 2 & 3, or years 3 & 4.

Computing courses at UWS are designed in collaboration with leading companies to produce work-ready graduates with the skills that industry needs.

We work with major industry leaders to give our students work-based learning opportunities to put their knowledge into practice.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  programming for games complement use of game engines to develop games

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    78

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: BBBC, or equivalent, or 102 UCAS Tariff points
  • A levels: CCD or 88 UCAS Tariff points
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3 H4
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points (4, 4 at HL) 
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Computer Technology or Computing or Computing: Software Development or other relevant discipline 
  • Scottish Widening Access Programme: Access to STEM BBB
  • African WASSCE (WAEC): a pass in 5 subjects (minimum of 3 at Grade B) including Maths at Grade B

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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CHANNEL ISLANDS & ISLE OF MAN

£9,250 Cost per year of study for four years but not more than £27,750

Living costs for Paisley

  • 700 - 1400 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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