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University of Plymouth

Games Development Technologies

UCAS Code: I621

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


112-120 UCAS points to include a minimum of 2 A Levels, excluding General Studies. Applicants are required to have Grade B/5 in GCSE Maths. If you hold a Grade C/4 in GCSE Maths, please contact the institution

Considered in combination.

Considered in combination

Pass Access to HE Diploma (e.g. Computing/IT/Science/ Humanities/Engineering) with at least 33 Level 3 credits at Merit and/or Distinction to include 12 credits at level 3 in Maths with Merit.

Considered in combination.

Considered in combination

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27-30

Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H3,H3

Maths and English considered within as GCSE equivalent at H1-H7 or O1-O4

Considered in combination.

Considered in combination.

Considered in combination. Applicants are required to have Grade B/5 in GCSE Maths We will consider Maths modules within the BTEC alongside Grade C/4 GCSE Maths - enquire at institution.

Considered in combination. Applicants are required to have Grade B/5 in GCSE Maths We will consider Maths modules within the BTEC alongside Grade C/4 GCSE Maths - enquire at institution.

Considered in combination. Applicants are required to have Grade B/5 in GCSE Maths We will consider Maths modules within the BTEC alongside Grade C/4 GCSE Maths - enquire at institution.

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

DMM-DDM

Applicants are required to have Grade B/5 in GCSE Maths We will consider Maths modules within the BTEC alongside Grade C/4 GCSE Maths - enquire at institution.

Considered in combination. Applicants are required to have Grade B/5 in GCSE Maths We will consider Maths modules within the BTEC alongside Grade C/4 GCSE Maths - enquire at institution.

Considered in combination.

112-120 UCAS points to include 2 Advanced Highers Applicants are required to have Grade B/5 in GCSE Maths or an equivalent

Considered in combination with Advanced Highers

UCAS Tariff

112-120

To include a minimum of 2 A Levels, excluding General Studies Applicants are required to have Grade B/5 in GCSE Maths. If you hold a Grade C/4 in GCSE Maths, please contact the institution

Considered in combination.

Considered in combination

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subjects

Computer games

Computer science

The BSc (Hons) Games Development Technologies builds upon the industrial expertise of the Interactive Systems Studio and research capability of the key research centres within the School. This provides a programme of study that is research informed ensuring state of the art knowledge and skills drive the teaching experience.

The subject group has strong links with industry and those links are used to embed relevant real-world problems directly into the programmes. The programme is supported by an Industry Advisory Panel that feeds back on the industrial relevant of the teaching materials.

During the course of their studies, you will develop your own apps, games, virtual and mixed reality solutions to build their profiles as a versatile developer. This course provides challenges to innovate in the games sector whilst applying highly transferable skills for real clients on live projects. Not only do students work individually but as a member of a team, establishing a portfolio and career trajectory.

This course is based on a core of computer science completed by industry veterans and the in-house interdisciplinary Interactive Systems Studio.

Special features of the course are to create an impressive portfolio of tech demos, indie game releases and client projects. Experience the full development cycle from initial concept through the design process and implementation to final project delivery and product release. Alumni join to form an established developer community helping to compete in local and national events to establish a developer profile.

The course places great emphasis on employability providing highly transferable skills for a fast evolving sector.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Plymouth

Department:

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

TEF rating:
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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.

66%
low
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 games

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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?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
95%
Male students
5%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
D

Computer science

Teaching and learning

62%
Staff make the subject interesting
78%
Staff are good at explaining things
70%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

89%
Library resources
77%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
43%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
91%
Male students
9%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
19%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

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 games

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.

£24,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
79%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

70%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
8%
Information technology technicians
3%
Sales, marketing and related associate 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!

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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
81%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

70%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
7%
Information technology technicians
3%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Computer games

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

£23k

£23k

£26k

£26k

£28k

£28k

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.

Computer science

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

£23k

£23k

£26k

£26k

£28k

£28k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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