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Computer Science for Games with Foundation Year (Honours), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Sheffield, United Kingdom
This Computer Science for Games with Foundation Year (Honours) programme from Sheffield Hallam University helps you gain a degree in computer science for games, with an initial foundation year to prepare for the course.

Overview

Course summary

  • Study your foundation year, then progress to a degree with industry accreditation from the Creative Skillset and The Independent Game Developers' Association (TIGA).
  • Develop advanced programming skills, using C++ as the core language throughout the course.
  • Use industry-standard APIs such as Microsoft's DirectX, Unity, Marmalade, Corona, Android SDK and iOS.
  • Learn about 3D graphics, computer architecture, game engines and game industry business models.

Study the skills and techniques demanded by the games industry, such as programming, software engineering and optimisation, mathematics and the use of games hardware on desktop, consoles and mobile platforms. Master project management techniques and tools used within the games industry and design your own games in the world's largest PlayStation® teaching lab.

Future careers

This Computer Science for Games with Foundation Year (Honours) programme from Sheffield Hallam University prepares you for a career in:

  • game software development
  • graphical software design and visualisation
  • applications programming
  • software engineering

Previous graduates of BSc (Honours) Computer Science for Games have gone on to work for:

  • Sumo Digital
  • 3Squared
  • SN Systems
  • Servelec Group
  • Hewlett-Packard Ltd
  • IBM Ltd
  • Citrix
  • ORACLE

Detailed Programme Facts

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

      4-5 years

  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computing Projects
  • Fundamentals Of Computer Architecture  
  • Fundamentals Of Programming  
  • Introduction To Game Development  
  • Mathematics For Graphics  
  • Professionalism And Project Development  
  • Systems Modelling

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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General Requirements

UCAS points

  • 80
This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example:
  • CDD at A Level.
  • MMP in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies
GCSE
  • English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade B or 5

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13250 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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  • £1,200 for placement year

Living costs for Sheffield

  • 555 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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