Three years full-time.
Up to six years part-time.
Part-time study available from September 2016.
2017 entry: 110 UCAS tariff points (or above)
2018 entry: 112 UCAS tariff points (or above)
BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC).
Please see Entry Requirements below.
The BSc in Computer games programming at the University of Suffolk offers a dynamic and comprehensive syllabus that will equip you to enter the games industry with the confidence to succeed. Tutors with industry experience of both games programming and design will guide your studies. You will work alongside colleagues on the games design BA developing the critical soft skills in team based game development while having the opportunity to specialize in a number of game related programming disciplines from networking to AI.
The degree is designed to build your skills as a graduate. You will develop a solid understanding of computer science and an expansive knowledge of game development. With this skill set you can go on to work in a range of roles at games and software development studios. By providing you with not only a broad set of skills but also the chance to refine and enhance them through practical application, we aim to give you the best chance to get a job doing what you love.
The majority of the assessments are coursework based, demonstrating your theoretical and practical understanding of the topics covered. You will undertake regular presentations of your work, most significantly through the group project modules. Feedback is provided to you on a regular basis, through meetings with tutors, informal conversations and formal written feedback along following a submission of work.
In September 2016 Game students occupied their new 75 seat Laboratories on the top floor of the Atrium Building at the main campus in Ipswich. As part of the £5.5 million investment, The Atrium includes a complete refurbishment of game facilities, with dedicated space for Computer Games Design and Programming. The facilities for Games at University of Suffolk include everything you will need to succeed; Celsius m730 power workstations from Fujitsu, Wacom 13HD Cintiqs, Oculus Rift DK2 (Development Kit 2) headsets, a wide range of mobile devices for testing, Qualisys Opus camera setup for high speed motion capture, Artec Eva Professional 3D Scanners, Standard GoPro Hero action cameras.
All students on Games Programming are offered the opportunity to form their own independent games studios as part of their final year studies, this is through our collaboration with the Eastern Enterprise Hub.
After the course Students can apply for work within a range of programming disciplines, from gameplay programmers to graphics and shader developers. There is also scope for software development roles outside of the games industry or students can progress to postgraduate study.
Contact us Computer Games Programming, University of Suffolk, Neptune Quay, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1QJ
Take a look at some of our current students games at www.waterfrontgames.com
First year students are provided with a thorough grounding in software development tools and practices, with common computer science elements being introduced to ensure a solid understanding of the principles behind software development. The second year introduces more focussed topics that put those principles into practice as students are introduced to subjects such as networking and game engine development. Final year students engage in large scale individual and group projects, building a body of work to showcase to prospective employers.
Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.
Fees and finance
- Full-time Tuition fee: £9,250 p.a.
- Part-time Tuition fee: £1,454 per 20 credits (Please contact the Infozone for further information).
- International Tuition fee: £11,580 p.a.
- Detailed information about Tuition Fees
- Find out more about Financial Support eligibility.
- Also see Loans and Grants.
- At the University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with you course that you will need to budget for. See Course Costs.
2017 entry: 110 UCAS tariff points (or above), BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC).
2018 entry: 112 UCAS tariff points (or above), BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC).
Plus GCSE grade C or above in Mathematics (or equivalent)
Also see How to Apply.