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Computer Games Programming (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (WUR) Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Aimed at aspiring programmers, the Computer Games Programming (Hons) degree offered at Staffordshire University will show you how to create exciting games with professional hardware and software tools.
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This Computer Games Programming (Hons) degree offered at Staffordshire University has been developed with input from industry experts and is regularly updated to fit the needs of the games industry.

As members of the PlayStation® First Academic Program run by Sony, we have access to professional development hardware and software tools. Our labs will help you to develop for multiple platforms, including consoles, phones, tablets and PCs. We also have a usability lab for testing how people interact with games, and a commercial games studio. Staffordshire University is also a member of TIGA, the games industry body.

Our academics have experience in the industry and are engaged in research, so course content is always relevant. You’ll also get to hear our guest speakers discuss cutting-edge game development tools and processes.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming


Many graduates have secured games programming roles in companies such as Codemasters, Activision, EA, TT Games, Exient, SEGA, Radiant Worlds and Rockstar Games. We also have graduates working in software development for companies such as Thomson Reuters, Transport for London, CERN, BAE Systems, BMW and IBM.


Accredited by Creative Skillset.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits

    All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. 

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • As soon as you start the course, you’ll begin to develop a portfolio. This will include creating games, studying game artificial intelligence and physics, computer graphics using DirectX and OpenGL, and network programming for multiplayer game development. You’ll learn programming languages such as C++, Java and C# as well as the software engineering skills needed to develop large, efficient programs.
  • During Year 2, you’ll work in a team to develop a game from an initial concept to a finished product. We’ll also give you the opportunity to pitch your games to commercial games studios such as Matmi, Team 17 and Media Molecule.
  • In your final year, you can specialise in your own area of interest. You’ll work in a group to complete a game development project that simulates game industry working practices. You’ll also undertake an individual final year project. 

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Typical UCAS offer: 112 points
  • A levels: BBC, CCC plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications eg B at AS
  • BTEC: DMM, MMM plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications 

All applicants need GCSE minimum grade C Mathematics and English Language, or recognised equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Stoke-on-Trent

  • 550 - 850 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries.

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