• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Create games and interactive experiences or script game mechanics and programming tools by choosing a world-leading degree that arms you with the skills you need for a fast-paced and exciting career in the multi-billion pound computer games industry.

Widely recognised as the place to gain a games qualification, this degree will develop your skills in games programming, artificial intelligence for games, network programming, and interface design, making sure you’re adept in the use of industry standard game engines and technologies.

The Computer Game Applications Development (Hons) programme at Abertay University boasts the best teaching in the area (a blend of industry and academic experience) and is designed to evolve as the games industry changes and technology advances. This ensures you’re well equipped for employment within the creative industries sector.

You’ll graduate with the confidence and skills required to work in one of the most demanding industries in the world, giving you a distinct advantage over other computing graduates intending to pursue a career in the games industry.

Throughout the programme, you’ll be given the opportunity to work closely with local and global games industries, as well as collaborating with other games related courses, including art, media and audio.

Careers 

As the computer games industry continues to grow, so does the demand for first-rate game programmers and computer programmers with knowledge of developing applications using middleware such as game engines. Upon graduation, you'll possess a games-orientated programming degree, which is directly relevant to the needs of the industry. 

The programme was created in response to industry requirements and is Skillset and PlayStation first accredited.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by Playstation First and Creative SKILLset.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Computer Hardware Architecture and Operating Systems 
  • Software Design 
  • Programming with C++ 
  • Programming For Games
  • Mathematics for Application Development
  • Data Structures and Algorithms

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    78

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General Requirements

  • All applicants must have a pass in Maths - National 5 grade B or GCSE grade B/5 or equivalent. National 5 Lifeskill Maths not accepted in lieu of Maths.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 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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English, Welsh and Northern Irish Students: 9,250 GBP

Living costs for Dundee

  • 787 - 1500 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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