• Application Deadline
  • 36 months


On this Computer Games Technology (Hons) degree course offered at University of Portsmouth, you'll:
  • Use some of the most advanced gaming development facilities at any university in the country
  • Learn the fundamentals of game development, such as design techniques, 3D modelling and coding
  • Tailor your degree to meet your career aspirations, from programming, art, and design
  • Develop your knowledge with professionals who have years of experience and plenty of links in the industry
  • Get your hands on top tech, like our Sony console development kits, motion capture facilities and virtual reality lab
  • Get to grips with professional software including Maya, 3DS Max, Microsoft Visual Studio and the Unreal Engine
  • Develop your entrepreneurial skills with the opportunity to set up a company and sell your own games
Placement year

We’ve got loads of links with the industry, making it easier to do an optional placement year after your second year of study.

Previous students have done placements with gaming and tech companies such as:

  • Sega
  • IBM
  • Climax

Interested in running your own business on your placement year instead? With fellow, like-minded students, you can create a gaming product and release it into the market.

Whether you do a placement or set up a business, the Faculty and University provide mentoring and support throughout the year.

Careers and opportunities

You’ll graduate with skills and knowledge that’ll serve you in a variety of careers, particularly in the computer games industry, but any field that utilises this technology, such as training simulation, web development and healthcare.

Graduates work at some of the biggest names in the industry, including:

  • Codemasters
  • Electronic Arts
  • Rebellion
  • Jagex
  • Creative Assembly
  • Sumo Digital
  • Climax
  • Stainless Games
  • Sony

The Careers and Employability service will give you advice and support for up to 5 years after you leave the University.


Accredited by TIGA (The Independent Game Developers’ Association) as delivering skills relevant to the games industry. TIGA accreditation is applicable to courses meeting any of a wide range of games industry needs, such as programming, art, design and entrepreneurship. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      3 years full time, 4 years sandwich with work placement
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Define Games
  • Foundation in 3D Modelling
  • Introduction to Image Creation
  • Technical Game Development
  • Tools for Games and Animation
  • EPortfolio
  • Design Games
  • Project Initiation and Career Management
  • Student Enterprise for Games
  • Real Time Interactive Group Project
  • Final Year Project

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    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.

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  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • 112 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent.
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 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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Tuition fee may be subject to annual increase.

Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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