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Computer Games Technology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Computer Games Technology degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland offers the opportunity of a year's paid sandwich placement in the UK or abroad, where you can gain invaluable experience in the computer games sector.

Many UWS graduates have secured positions as games developers or programmers with the sector’s biggest companies.

Placement Opportunities

You can undertake a year’s paid sandwich placement in the UK or abroad to gain work experience in the computer games sector. Placements can be taken between years 2 and 3, or years 3 and 4.

In recent years, students have undertaken placements with Morgan Stanley, IES and Codeplay.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      5 years full-time (sandwich)

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • programming concepts 
  • 2D graphics programming
  • software design principles 

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

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General Requirements

  • Scottish Advanced Highers: CCD including Maths or Computing or CCD with evidence of programming (112 UCAS Tariff points)
  • A levels: BCC including Maths (104 UCAS Tariff points)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 28 points
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Computer Games Development (with passes in modules covering Java, C++, C#, Maths and Object Oriented Programming and with A in the Graded Unit)
  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND / Foundation Degree: Computing or Computing: Software Development (with passes in modules covering Java, C++, C#, Maths and Object Oriented Programming)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Paisley

  • 700 - 1400 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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