• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

This Computer Games Programming (Hons) course from De Montfort University provides an opportunity to develop your interest in computer games into a set of skills which will help you start a career in this exciting industry.

You will study the latest techniques and resources for developing standalone, web-based and mobile games, featuring exciting graphics and animation, becoming familiar with the basic architecture and design elements of computer games and programming languages relevant to games development.

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, which is creating more possibilities for careers in this fast-moving and creatively stimulating industry.

Game Development graduates have the skills needed to work in careers as games programmers, artificial intelligence programmers, graphics programmers, 3D modellers and web systems developers. The course also helps you to develop core computing skills, so you can pursue more traditional computing careers outside of the games industry.

Graduates from this course have gone on to work as programmers both within and outside of the games industry and also as mobile or web developers.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT; the Institute collaborates with government, industry and relevant bodies to establish good, best and next working practice, codes of conduct, skills frameworks and common standards.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      four years with placement

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Computer Ethics
  • Computer Law and Cyber Security
  • Computer Systems
  • Computer Networks
  • Game Architecture and Design
  • Game Prototype Development 
  • Applied Mechanics

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.

General Requirements

  • A typical offer is 104 UCAS points from at least two A-levels, or 
  • BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM 
  • Plus, five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Mathematics or equivalent.

    Alternative qualifications include:

    • Pass in the QAA accredited Access to HE with English and Mathematics GCSE required as a separate qualification.

    We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course.

    • International Baccalaureate: 24+ points 
    • Foundation Year in Computing: Pass Foundation, progression is at the discretion of the programme leader. Refer to the Foundation team for further guidance.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14250 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

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Funding

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