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Computer Games (Design) (Hons)

Glasgow Caledonian University

24 months
12250 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
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The Computer Games (Design) (Hons) programme from Glasgow Caledonian University aims to produce graduates with the right mix of practical skills and technical knowledge to enter the computer games industry.

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We have 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 two and three 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 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 of the Computer Games (Design) (Hons) programme from Glasgow Caledonian University have gone on to work at Rockstar, Electronic Arts, Sony and Guerrilla Games.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Game Programming
  • Game Design
  • Game Content and Level Design
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Game Narrative
  • User Psychology
  • Serious Games Design
  • Game Preproduction workshop

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Year 2

  • College HNC: 15 credit HNC Computer Games Development - graded unit A
  • Please note - specific modules are required for entry.

Year 3

  • College HND: Computer Games Development (with the code-heavy delivery model) - graded unit A
  • Please note - specific modules are required for entry.
  • English language IELTS score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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    12250 GBP/year
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  • National

    1820 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • RUK: £9250

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
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