• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Press start on a world-leading Computer Games Technology (Hons) degree at Abertay University and go under the bonnet to study and develop the engines that make computer games whirr – skilfully delivered by experts who’ve worked on blockbuster titles including Grand Theft Auto (GTA), Angry Birds and Crackdown.

Study at Europe’s top university for computer games and learn all the skills you need to become a programmer in one of the most demanding and rewarding industries in the world.

From games programming, graphics and artificial intelligence to games hardware and procedural generation, this challenging degree equips you with the confidence and skills you need to pursue a career in the multi-billion pound games industry. But that's not all. 

To make sure you’re learning at the cutting-edge, the Computer Games Technology programme at Dundee Business School is kept up-to-date as the games industry changes and technology advances, ensuring you’re work-ready and familiar with whatever challenges the sector throws up.

In addition, you'll be learning in Dundee, the hub of Scotland's booming games industry, which is home to one-third of the country's gaming companies.

Careers 

Computer Games Technology graduates possess a mathematics/games-orientated programming degree, which is highly sought after by the computer games industry. 

The degree was created in response to the acute shortage of game programmers within the industry, and has been designed through consultation with the sector. 

We work very closely with leading game developers, such as 4J Studios, Sony Interactive Entertainment. Microsoft, and Ruffian Games, making graduates from the course highly employable within the industry. 

Graduates have found employment as games, graphics and network programmers creating console games for Sony PlayStation, Nintendo and Xbox, to programming the latest mobile devices. 

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by Creative SKILLset.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Programming with C++ 
  • Software Design 
  • Computer Hardware Architecture and Operating Systems 
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Graphics Programming 

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 Higher Maths at B or equivalent.

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
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