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Computer Games (Design) (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Glasgow, United Kingdom
The Computer Games (Design) (Hons) programme from Glasgow Caledonian University aim to produce graduates with the right mix of practical skills and technical knowledge to enter the computer games industry.
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Overview

The Computer Games (Design) (Hons) from Glasgow Caledonian University has excellent studio facilities including HD Video Production Suite, Art Studio, Digital Audio Recording Studio, Game Design Studio featuring 3D Laser Scanning tools, Motion Capture tools and a Rapid Prototyping machine. There is a User Experience lab where games can be tested and evaluated and a Virtual Reality lab containing a full-featured Driving Simulator and other VR equipment such as Oculus Rifts. In Years 1, 2 and 3 students in all programmes take part in an Integrated Project, an opportunity for students from the different disciplines to make games together. You'll also enjoy guest lectures by industry experts.

Computer Games Design (Hons) of Glasgow Caledonian University covers Player Centred Design Principles where the player is the focus of the Game Design Process. This approach covers practices taken from Human Computer Interaction (HCI) where you'll learn various tools and techniques such as conceptualisation and evaluation. You'll also study Game Narrative, Serious Games Design, and Player Psychology and Computer Arts.

Your Career 

Graduates have gone on to work at Rockstar, Electronic Arts, Sony and Guerrilla Games.

Accreditation

BSc Computer Games Design is accredited by the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      2 - 4 Years

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

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Mathematics for Computer Games

  • Introduction to Games Design

  • Introduction to Games Programming

  • Fundamentals of Computing

  • Fundamentals of 3D Graphics

  • Game Programming

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Year 1 Entry Requirements

  • SQA Higher: ABBB including Maths at B plus Nat 5 English at C
  • A level: CCC including Maths plus GCSE English at C/4
  • ILC Higher: H1 H2 H3 H3 including Maths plus English at Ordinary Level O2
  • IB Diploma: 24 points including Maths
  • BTEC: Level 3 Extended Diploma at MMM in relevant computing subject which includes Maths module
  • SWAP STEM Programme: ABB

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12250 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • RUK: £9250

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

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