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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Software engineering
Student score
72% MED
% employed or in further study
92% MED
Average graduate salary
£24k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Grade C or above in one of the following subjects: Chemistry; Computing/Computer Science; Design and Technology; Electronics; Engineering; ICT; Mathematics/Further Maths; Physics; Statistics. Points from General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken on to full A-Level) can be included towards the overall tariff. You must have a minimum of two A-Levels.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

One of the following BTEC Diplomas: Applied Science; Electrical/Electronic Engineering; Engineering; Games Production (with Distinction in Object-Oriented Design For Computer Games with Python Programming); IT; Manufacturing Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Operations and Maintenance Engineering; Pharmaceutical Science; Creative Media Production (Games Development) (with a pass in Computer Game Engines and Object-Oriented Design for Computer Games). If you are studying this BTEC but have not taken these units or are studying the UAL Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology, please explain in your personal statement your technical experience using either Unreal4 or Unity or demonstrate your skills in C++, C# or other programming languages including any links to online portfolio work.

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

BSc(Hons) Games Technology gives you a foundation in problem solving, programming (using C++) and software design for the entertainment industry. Explore artificial intelligence, 3D environments, virtual reality (VR) and effective software design for games. Gain an understanding of the history and theories around play, games and user engagement. As UWE Bristol is a PlayStation®First partner, you’ll gain direct experience of developing for Sony PlayStation using their official development kits. Learn through practical projects, creating playable scenarios that consolidate new concepts and applications. Attend talks from visiting industry professionals and apply learning through individual and group programming projects. Gain valuable real-world experience and a professional portfolio through placements that prepare you for a career in the gaming industry. Our graduates work across AAA developers, including Rockstar North, Frontier Developments and Naughty Dog, and local developers such as Opposable Games and Mobile Pie. Outside of the games industry, you’ll find career opportunities in software engineering, simulations, digital media, mobile device applications, web development and IT.


Bristol, University West of England, (UWE)

Student Village

UWE strives to make its graduates the graduates of choice for employers. Enhancing students' employability in order to equip them to make the most of their career potential is a core objective. UWE has established employer partnerships with Airbus, Hewlett Packard, the BBC and the NHS helping us ensure skills, work experience and graduate capabilities are embedded in our courses.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 77%
Student score 72% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
10% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
6% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
350 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
64% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 92% MED
Average graduate salary £24k MED
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Graduates who are process operatives


Graduates who are information technology technicians


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
A specialist subject, and not surprisingly graduates tend to go into software engineering roles or related. The degree classification students achieved made a particular difference last year — computing graduates with the best grades were much less likely to be out of work after six months and employers can even rate a good grade as important as work experience. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good — particularly in London, where average starting salaries for good graduates were getting towards £38k last year. Be aware that at the moment, recruitment agencies are much the most common way for graduates from this degree to get their first job, so it may be worth getting in touch with a few specialist agencies in advance of graduation if you take this degree to get a foot in the door.
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