• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

Recent developments in computer and network technology have given rise to significant advances in the interactive entertainment industry, in areas such as robotics, online, video and mobile gaming. 

This Computer Games Programming (Hons) course from De Montfort University will prepare you for professional employment by providing you with specialist experience relevant to the computer games industry, as well as a solid background in computer science.

On this course you will study the latest techniques and resources for developing stand-alone, web-based and mobile games, featuring exciting graphics and animation. You will become familiar with the basic architecture and design elements of computer games and programming languages and paradigms relevant to games development.

You will gain the programming skills required to build the underlying components of games and entertainment software, and become familiar with the basic architecture and design elements of computer games.

There is a high demand in industry for skilled specialist programmers who are comfortable working in general and copmputer games development teams, and you will be well placed to fulfil these roles when you graduate.  

Graduate Careers

The computer games and leisure software industry has grown dramatically in recent years and now matches the film industry in terms of financial output. Many of the world’s most famous and respected names in games development are based in the UK, including Rockstar North, Rare and Codemasters, creating exciting possibilities for careers in this fast moving and creatively stimulating environment.

Graduates can pursue careers as; games programmers, artificial intelligence programmers, graphics programmers, 3D modellers and web systems developers. The course also equips you with core computing skills so that you can pursue more traditional computing careers outside of the games industry.

Accreditation

Accredited by the BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      four years with placement
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Introduction to C++ Programming
  • Introduction to Object Oriented Programming in C++
  • Computer Ethics
  • Computer Law and Cyber Security
  • Computer Systems
  • Computer Networks
  • Game Architecture and Design
  • Game Prototype Development 

              English Language Requirements

              You need the following IELTS score:

              • 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.

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              Academic Requirements

              • Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Mathematics or equivalent, plus one of the following:
              • Normally 104 UCAS points from at least two A-levels or equivalent or
              • BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM or
              • Pass in the QAA accredited Access to HE. English and Mathematics GCSE required as a separate qualification as equivalency is not accepted within the Access qualification. We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course or
              • International Baccalaureate: 24+ points
              • Foundation Year in Computing: Pass Foundation, and progression is at the discretion of the programme leader. Refer to the Foundation team for further guidance.

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              Tuition Fee

              • International

                13750 GBP/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 13750 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 Leicester

              • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
                Living Costs

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

              Funding

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