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Computer Games Programming

BSc (Single Honours)

Start date:

September 2024

Entry tariff:

2024/25 entry: Call 0300 303 8320 to find out if you are eligible for this programme in Clearing

UCAS code: 

I611 

I612 (if choosing Foundation Year)

Take a step into the exciting world of game development with our BSc Computer Games Programming course. Gain expertise in game coding, AI, computer graphics and physics. Prepare for a dynamic career in the gaming industry.

Did you know?

Computer games programming focuses on the technical aspects of games development: software development, engine development, graphics programming, and simulation.  

This programme replicates real-world technology work culture, ensuring a seamless transition to the industry. 

 

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Foundation Year

This course can also be studied with a foundation year (September entry only).

These modules are those we currently offer for 1 year (full-time) and may be subject to change.

  • Software Development 1
  • Computer Systems
  • Mathematics for Games Development
  • Software Development 2
  • Game Prototyping
  • Databases

These modules are those we currently offer for 1 year (full-time) and may be subject to change.

  • Software Development for Games
  • Algorithms
  • Computer Graphics
  • Software Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Team Project

This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost your employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your course, and then return to complete your degree.

Why take a placement?

A placement year is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable work experience, to build on the career skills we will teach you on this degree. The connections you make on the placement will improve your career prospects further, and equip you with the skills you need to secure graduate-level employment.

How we support you

The University's Placement and Work Experience Team are experts at helping you to secure a placement. They will work closely with you from the start, helping you research potential employers, discover placement opportunities, create and pitch your CV, and will coach you to perform well in interviews. We aren't able to guarantee a placement, but our sector-leading advisors will give you the best possible chance of securing one.

Find out more about how we'll support you

We understand that your plans might change once you start your programme. If you decide not to do a placement, you will have the option of completing the three year version of your programme.

Whatever your choice, you will have access to many opportunities for work experience through our Placement and Work Experience Team, and access to face-to-face and 24/7 online careers support.

These modules are those we currently offer for 1 year (full-time) and may be subject to change.

  • Final Year Project
  • Game Physics
  • Concurrent and Parallel Systems
  • Studio Project
  • Game Engineering

This course is offered as a degree with foundation year – a four-year programme which provides an additional foundation year at the beginning of the degree, that will give you academic and practical experience, as well as the skills you need to ensure you are equipped to successfully complete your chosen degree.

£2,000 Foundation Scholarships for all home students

Find out more about our degrees with a foundation year

Foundation programme delivered by the School of Continuing Education. The exact modules for our foundation programme are currently in development. For more information, please contact us.

Skills

This course will prepare you to progress and excel in the gaming industry.

You will graduate industry ready with skills in:  

  • Programming 
  • Graphics 
  • Physics 
  • AI  
  • Algorithms 
  • Performance 

Employability is embedded throughout giving you the essential skills for employment in the industry.

Learning

You won’t just be sitting in a lecture theatre, but instead will be learning in interactive classes, working closely with your lecturers and fellow students. This includes:

  • Working in a studio environment: Immerse yourself in practical learning with a studio setting. 

  • Game Studios Workshops: Engage in hands-on workshops conducted in game studios. 

  • Small-group seminars: Participate in intimate and focused group discussions.  

  • Tutorials: Benefit from personalised guidance and instruction. 

 

You’ll also have the opportunity to go on field trips in and outside of London to experience the professional world of computer gaming.   

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Assessment

Your assessments will be based on the real-world, so you graduate with the professional skills you need.

This includes:  

  • Portfolios, where you’ll craft responses to creative briefs. 
  • Presentations, where you’ll showcase artistic concepts, ideas, sketches for characters and environments and prototypes. 
  • Critical reflections and written responses to briefs.  

Your academics tutors will be on hand to support you throughout your studies, to guide you to achieve your best.

Career

You’ll graduate ready for a career in the games industry.

Your future role could be: 

  • Gameplay programmer
  • Graphics programmer
  • Engine programmer
  • AI programmer
  • Software engineer

Wherever you want to go in the future, you’ll be preparing for the world of work from day one at Roehampton, with regular access to:

  • Career development events
  • Guest industry speakers
  • Networking opportunities
  • Personalised mentoring and careers support

You’ll graduate ready to grab every opportunity that comes your way. 

Our careers support team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. We will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers.

You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.

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Full-time UK undergraduate students apply through UCAS.

Entry tariff

2024/25 entry: Call 0300 303 8320 to find out if you are eligible for this programme in Clearing

We welcome applicants with a wide range of qualifications, including BTECs, A-levels and T Levels.

Specific entry requirements

Entry to this course normally requires a Mathematics, Computer Science, or another science/technology based subject at A Level (or equivalent).

September 2024 entry tuition fees

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for UK students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

International undergraduate students apply through our direct application system.

September 2024 entry tuition fees

EU and International: £15,750
Placement year: £998

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for international students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

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