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Newcastle University

Computer Science (Game Engineering)

UCAS Code: I610

Master of Computing (with Honours) - MCompu (H)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 required.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

A level 3 unit in mathematical studies essential. At least 30 level 3 credits with Distinction in a science subject, and 15 level 3 credits at a minimum of Merit.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M2

GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 required.

If you offer the Level 3 Extended Project Qualification in a topic relevant to the degree programme, we will vary our offer to recognise this.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

Standard Level Mathematics or Mathematical Studies required at grade 5 if not offered at Higher Level.

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

H1,H1,H1,H2,H3

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

D*DD

Minimum grade B or 6 in at least five GCSEs required, including Mathematics.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

Mathematics required at National 5, minimum grade B (or grade 2 Standard Grade or Intermediate 2 equivalent) if not offered at Higher Grade. Combinations of Highers and Advanced Highers accepted. Where a candidate bypasses the assessment for National 5 qualifications, a minimum of grade C in the Higher in Mathematics is required. Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.

UCAS Tariff

136-153

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

60%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Computer science

This degree in game engineering includes a year of study at Master's level, providing you with a deep understanding of this fascinating field. Explore different aspects of computing science such as games design, bioinformatics, and security - in your first two years. Study specialist modules in Stage 3, such as gaming simulations and computer games development and take modules from our MSc degree in Computer Game Engineering in Stage 4.

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
£22,110
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site (Newcastle)

Department:

School of Computing Science

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.

76%
med
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

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

86%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

69%
UK students
31%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
70%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

73%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
7%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
4%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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 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.

£26k

£26k

£30k

£30k

£33k

£33k

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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Graduate field commentary:

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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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