Games Design and Development Hons, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
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  • English (take IELTS)
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This Games Design and Development Hons programme from the University of Greenwich is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in computer game development and/or the emerging opportunities in developing gaming content for a wide variety of industries and media. As such it provides a strong grounding in computer game development and interactive media.


The emphasis is on providing an all round understanding of gaming and interactive techniques for a variety of platforms and contexts.

On achieving a set of base skills you will be encouraged to develop your skills in, and understanding of, games design and development through the production of a series of practical projects that require you to adopt increasingly creative solutions and take on greater management of the process. The final year project enables you to develop your skills in a key area of games design and development creating a deep knowledge of a specialist area and see a product through from initiation to completion. Throughout the degree there will be opportunities for you to develop independent thinking, self-management, research and analytical skills, teamwork, and the ability to communicate confidently in a variety of forms appropriate to the games and creative digital media industries.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To produce graduates who are educated in the theory, technology, practice and application of computing and the development of modern computer games
  • To understand and follow the emerging technologies in the computer games industry.
Career options

Graduates can pursue varied careers in the entertainment and games industries. In addition, graduate positions such as multimedia specialists, video editors/producers, audio editors/producers, 3D/2D animators, web design and development roles and many other exciting areas within creative computing environments.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 36 months
    • Average duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    180 ECTS 360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Games and Interactive Systems (30 credits)
  • Digital Media, Computing and Programming (30 credits)
  • Visual Storytelling (30 credits)
  • Digital Media Design (30 credits)

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Games Design and Development (30 credits)
  • Digital Media Production (30 credits)
  • Professionalism in Digital Media Industries (15 credits)
  • Installation Development Project (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Sound Design (30 credits)
  • 3D Animation (30 credits)
  • Application & Web Development (15 credits)
  • Visual Application Development (15 credits)
  • Object Oriented C++ Programming (15 credits)
  • C++ Game Programming (15 credits)

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Project (CIS) (60 credits)
  • Games Incubator (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Advanced Modelling and Character Animation (30 credits)
  • Computing Education and Communication (30 credits)
  • Interaction Design (15 credits)
  • User Interface Design (15 credits)
  • Digital Futures (15 credits)
  • Digital Creativity (15 credits)
  • Artificial Intelligence (15 credits)

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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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Academic Requirements

Applicants should have:

  • A minimum of 280 UCAS points

FROM subjects studied at A-level or equivalent qualifications

PLUS GCSEs in English and mathematics at grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications.

* Applications from students taking Access to Higher Education courses are welcome.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 11200 International
  • GBP 9000 EU/EEA


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