• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

In our state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll develop traditional computer science skills, as well as specialist games programming and design techniques. You’ll also study all types of games software, from low-level programming of game engine components to high-level development tools such as Unity and Unreal Engine, while learning about game logic and architecture and the use of 3D graphics libraries to produce game objects and environments.

We’ve designed the course to ensure direct relevance to the computer games industry and to provide you with opportunities to showcase your work to potential employers.

With hackathons, gaming events and lots of opportunities for work experience to hone your skills, by the time you leave us you’ll be well on your way to becoming a player in the action-packed world of computer games. Our Computer Games Technology degree also provides the option of of spending an extra year expanding your horizons by working on a placement in industry.

Careers

The rapidly changing digital, new media and creative industries offer career opportunities in an extremely wide range of roles. The (Hons) Computer Games Technology degree from Manchester Metropolitan University will prepare you for a career in games design and games programming, but also in broader roles such as a software developer and web developer, and in roles managing technology to support a range of public and private sector organisations.

In addition, the skills you learn on this degree are highly valued by a range of employers and opportunities may exist in areas such as project management, e-commerce and social media marketing, scientific research, education and many more.

Manchester is a major hub for the digital technology industry. The close proximity of MediaCity and a large number of both established companies and innovative tech start-ups means that the opportunities for technological collaboration are huge. Situated in the “Oxford Road Corridor", innovation district of Manchester, the University and the Department of Computing and Mathematics are perfectly placed to work with key players in the digital technology and new media sectors.

Accreditation

This degree has been accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Games Fundamentals
  • Computer Systems Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Web Design and Development
  • Programming (Java)
  • Professional Development
  • Computer Games Design

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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.

  • 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

  • 104-112 UCAS Tariff Points at A2 (Grades BCC-BBC) to include minimum grade C at A2 in IT, Computing, Maths or Science
  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma/Diploma (Grades D*D or DMM) in IT or Computing accepted with a merit grade achieved in specified key units
  • BTEC Business (IT) and BTEC Creative Media Production not accepted.

Specific GCSE requirements

  • GCSE grade C or grade 4 in English Language, Science and Mathematics. Level 2 Functional Skills English also accepted. BTEC Level 2 in Applied Science also accepted.

International Baccalaureate points

  • 26 IB Diploma points (to include IT at HL 5)

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16000 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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Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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