BSc (Hons) Game Development (Top-Up)

Level up your development prowess with this BSc (Hons) top-up degree in games development. It prepares you for employment in the games industry, producer job roles and surrounding industries with a programming-based environment. You will focus on a variety of fields within game development, learning advanced techniques and skills using industry-standard software, techniques and workflows. It also allows you to use core language principles, such as C# and UE4 Blueprints, to enrich and add depth to games within a game engine context.

In 2021, the Games market generated a total of $180.3 billion, with $93.2 billion belonging to the Mobile Game market (Newzoo 2021). It was estimated that these revenues were driven by 3 billion players. According to UKIE, 19% of Job Roles within the Games Industry are related to Development and Games Design related fields. WIth 78% of employees having a Bachelor's degree in which 55% of these degrees are within the Games/STEM field.

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Develop interactive and fully crafted mechanics and projects using advanced practices in the game industry. The Major Project module will enable you to pursue a problem related to your own interest, using your creative and critical thinking skills to produce a working solution. Throughout the year, you will participate in a group project that simulates workplace practices, allowing you to further build your team-working and professional skills. You will also develop and build a game through all of its core production stages alongside Games Art and Games Programming peers. 

The topics this course covers include:

  • Advanced programming techniques
  • Group-based development Projects
  • Advanced C++ and C#
  • Environment creation
  • Team psychology
  • Research techniques

To reflect industry practice we promote the use of agile workflows and promote events such as Game Jams and Game Societies. We focus on employability, so work is tailored to match and meet industry standards whilst also adopting industry workflows. We emphasise personal development, encouraging you to work with industry-standard software, tools and artwork.

This course is validated by The Open University 

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Fee

£7,950 full-time (per academic year)
£3,975 part-time (per academic year)

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Location

University Centre

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Start Date

19th September 2022

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Duration

1 year, full-time
2 years, part-time

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Course Code

UCAS Course Code: I6M4
Institution code: L21

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Study Mode

Full-time or Part-time