Bournemouth University Games Programming

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Bournemouth University Games Programming

Our two games courses encourage you to become entrepreneurial in the way you approach the gaming industry – an important skill given the number of independent games, particularly for mobile phones and tablets that are hitting the marketplace. What’s more, this dynamic degree duo share their first year of study, which means you can easily transfer to BSc (Hons) Games Techology at the end of your first year if you feel that your skills and passions would be better suited to the other pathway.

The Games Programming course will see you become a proficient programmer and give you a clear understanding of how to apply those techniques to the games industry. Furthermore you’ll develop your knowledge of artificial intelligence, giving you a broad range of skills that can be put to good use in the context of games programming.

There are five dedicated games labs on campus – one in the brand new Fusion Building which includes 27 new seminar rooms, three lecture theatres, research space, roof-top terraces and numerous catering facilities, and a store from which you can take out equipment for your projects, including Oculus headsets, Leap Motion devices, graphics tablets, iPads and Android tablets. 91% of our final year students said they have been able to access specialised equipment, facilities, or rooms when they needed to – why not come and meet us and see these for yourself?

In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses. This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page in April 2017 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.

Entry requirements:

For 2017 entry: (we will use the new UCAS tariff) : 104 to 120 tariff points, including 3 A-Levels, or equivalent qualifications. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our 2017 entry requirements page.

For 2018 entry: 104-120 tariff points including 3 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our 2018 entry requirements page.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you’ll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in each of the 4 components), or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements page.