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Computer Games Programming, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
In this dynamic industry, you'll become a multi-skilled programmer, working with both hardware, such as consoles, and software including games engines. You'll use commercial software including C#, C++, UDK, CryEngine, Unity, Adobe Creative Suite and Autodesk 3ds Max. Computer Games Programming program is offered by the University of Gloucestershire.


Through our membership of the PlayStation First Academic Programme, you’ll also have access to™ and PlayStation®Mobile(PSM), PlayStation®3 (PS3™) PlayStation®Vita and PlayStation®4 (PS4™). Benefit from guest lectures who work within the gaming industry with previous speakers including Richard Lemarchand from Naughty Dog and Lewis Payne from Headstrong Games.

You also have the option to do a year's paid work placement as part of your studies with students previously working for Rockstar Games Lincoln, Codemasters and Microsoft. You can visit EGX London (formerly Eurogamer expo), Comic Con London and Digital Bristol, where you'll meet and network with professionals.

You can also participate in Games Jam, challenging yourself to create a game in 24 hours. Showcase your final year project at COMX, a university exhibition sponsored by the Institute of Engineering (IES). Visiting industry professionals use this to talent-scout for soon-to-be graduates.

Computer Games Programming program is offered by the University of Gloucestershire.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Games Production
  • Programming and Mathematics for Games
  • Games Professional Awareness
  • Programming Low Level Architecture
  • Programming High Level Architecture
  • Individual Research Project
  • Advanced Group Project
            Option modules
            • Introduction to Web Development
            • Introduction to 3D Modelling
            • Introduction to Programming Fundamentals
            • Mobile Application Development
            • Level Design
            • Computing Technology Placement
            • 3D Animations for Games
            • Object-oriented Software Engineering
            • Algorithms and Software Design
            • Audio for Games
            • Advanced AI Algorithms
            • Graphics Programming with Shaders
            • Software Quality Assurance
            • Advanced Concepts in Gaming
            • Indie Game Development

                                        English Language Requirements

                                        You need the following IELTS score:

                                        • Minimum required score:


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                                        Academic Requirements

                                        • 112 tariff points
                                        • BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
                                        • Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. 

                                        Tuition Fee

                                        • International Applies to you

                                          13500 GBP/year
                                          Tuition Fee
                                          Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                        • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                          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 Cheltenham

                                        • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
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