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Computer Science with Game Design

Entry requirements


To include 1 in a Science/Maths/Computing/IT, excluding General Studies.

Pass required in a relevant subject.

Pass required.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMP-DDM

In a relevant subject.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP-DDM

In a relevant subject.

Minimum of 5 Scottish Highers - some subject specific grades/Advanced Highers may be required.

T Level qualifications are accepted on a case by case basis.

UCAS Tariff

80-120

Offers are tariff based, 80 - 120 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g. • A Levels (including 1 in a Science/Maths/Computing/IT, excluding General Studies) • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in relevant subject (as above): MMP - DDM • City & Guilds Advanced Technical / Extended Diploma: case by case • International Baccalaureate Diploma is accepted • Access to HE in a relevant subject as listed above** • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted. • Key Skills are not accepted **Other subject areas may be considered on a case by case basis. International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements), details at: www.bangor.ac.uk/international/applying/entryrequirements We also welcome applications from mature applicants. *For full details go to our website and for a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com.

We will accept this qualification in conjunction with other level 3 qualifications.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Computer science

Computer games design

This degree focuses on the aspects that will be crucial for games development at every level. This degree will allow you to join existing studios or strike out on your own as an independent publisher. You’ll learn the fundamentals of computer science and advanced programming skills and will gain specific skills in relation to game design. Our aim is simple – we want to help you become a game professional.

This pathway through Computer Science combines a strong foundation in computer science with the creative aspects that are crucial for games development at every level. We’ve designed the course to give you the skills to join existing studios or strike out on your own as an independent developer. We place a strong focus on instilling professional skills and values, including communication, teamwork, self-management, discipline and independence, alongside an awareness of relevant ethical, legal, and social issues. Our aim is simple – we want to help you become a game professional with relevant skills and ability to keep yourself up to date with the rapid pace of developments in the field.?

During this course you will learn the fundamentals of computer science and advanced programming skills, and benefit from specific skills in relation to game design. This course also relates to the research interest of the academic staff, including real-time computer graphics, artificial intelligence, animation, mixed reality (AR, VR, XR). ?

For the game design element of the degree, practical work - with game engines or physical game materials are integrated with opportunities to engage critically with theories of gaming culture, mechanics, narratives and aesthetics. Together these provide you with the insight needed to produce games that are both immersive and engaging.

‘Placement Year’ and 'International Experience Year’ options are available for this course. You will have the opportunity to fully consider these options when you have started your course at Bangor and can make an application for a transfer onto such a pathway at the appropriate time. You can find more information about these options on our website and if you have any questions, please get in touch.

If you don’t have the required qualifications for this degree-level course or are looking to re-enter education after time away from study, then a Foundation Year Programme might be the right choice for you. Please see Computer Science (with Foundation Year) G40F.

Modules

For details of the modular structure, please see the course description on Bangor University's website.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bangor University

Department:

School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
high
Computer science

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computer science

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

68%
Library resources
67%
IT resources
73%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
E
C

Computer games design

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computer science

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
85%
low
Employed or in further education
90%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

79%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
4%
Information technology technicians

This is a newly-classified subject area for this kind of data, so we don’t currently have very much information to display or analyse yet. The subject is linked to important and growing computing industries, and over time we can expect more students to study them — there could be opportunities that open up for graduates in these subjects as the economy develops over the next few years.

Computing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

72%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
3%
Business, research and administrative professionals

This is a relatively new subject area for this kind of data, so we don’t currently have very much information to display or analyse yet. Gaming is a growing industry, and if it continues to grow we should see the rather high unemployment rate coming down over the next few years. Much the most common jobs for graduates who do get work after six months are in programming roles - but as things stand, be aware that jobs in the field are very competitive and personal contacts - either through family, friends or via specialist employment agencies - are a crucial way into the industry so be prepared to talk as well as code!

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Computing

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£24k

£24k

£29k

£29k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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