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Game Design (Hons)

University of Liverpool

36 months
18500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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The Game Design (Hons) programme from University of Liverpool combines coding, creativity, and critical theory to deliver a distinctive new provision in interactive audiovisual media.

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This interdisciplinary Game Design (Hons) programme from University of Liverpool is one of the first of its kind in the Russell Group, combining modules from Computer Science and the School of the Arts to deliver a holistic grounding in how games are made, why they’re made, and what they tell us about the world.

You will develop skills in coding and programming alongside an understanding of creative design principles, through a combination of modules from Architecture, Communication & Media, Computer Science, English, Music, and Philosophy. These individual disciplines are drawn together by a set of bespoke Game Design modules in which you’ll produce work that will form part of your professional portfolio.

Career prospects

Digital games (incorporating computer games, video games, and smart phone apps) represent one of the fastest growing forms of entertainment media. This progamme aims to equip you with the technical, creative and critical skills that will help you find employment in this dynamic and rapidly growing field, whilst assembling a professional portfolio of work.

There is a growing need for jobs not only in the games industry, but in surrounding industries as well. As such, this programme develops a wide range of skills that prepare students for employment at various entry points in the job market, including content creation, publishing, journalism, and marketing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Game Design Studies
  • Games and Meaning 
  • Creative Principles in Game Design
  • Spatial Design in Games
  • Data Structures and Algorithms 
  • Artificial Intelligence 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A level requirements: ABB (this is the typical entry requirement) for this course.
  • Subject requirements: No specific subject requirements.
  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: BTEC applications are encouraged. We evaluate each BTEC application on its merits and may make offers at DDM.
  • International Baccalaureate: 33 points, with no score less than 4
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H1, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18500 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18500 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 GBP /month
Living costs

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