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Abertay University

Game Design and Production

UCAS Code: G452
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Games
Student score
77% MED
% employed or in further study
91% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£19.6k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Business Business (Administration) Business (Management) Business (Marketing) Creative Media Production Creative Media Production (Games Development) Creative Media Production (Interactive Media) Enterprise and Entrepreneurship IT (QCF) IT (Business) IT (Networking and Systems Support) IT (Software Development)

International Baccalaureate

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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

If you are creative, self-motivated and have a passion for games, this programme could be your perfect fit. You get to learn all about game development through team projects, practical work, game studies and engaging with industry. Develop professional skills in level design, concept development, project management and entrepreneurship. Learn the historical context and fundamentals of game design, interaction and narrative theory. Collaborate with artists, programmers and audio specialists. Work closely with local and international games developers, including Sony Interactive Entertainment, Microsoft and Ubisoft.


Core modules (subject to change over time) - Principles of Programming; Quality Assurance & User Experience; Games Studies & Criticism; Developing Game Concepts; 3D Modelling for Games; Game Engines; Professional Project Planning & Prototyping; Spatial Constructs; Professional Project Execution and Honours Project. Other modules that may be offered (subject to change over time) - The Games Industry; PreVisualisation; Design Contexts; Interactive Media Production, Production & Leadership; Gameplay Prototyping; Critical & Contextual Studies and Professional Contexts & Entrepreneurship.

Abertay University

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Abertay is at the heart of Dundee, combining the advantages of a close-knit campus with the buzz of city centre life. All of our buildings are within a quarter of a mile of each other, as are shops, bars, clubs, cinemas and theatres. The campus itself is an eclectic mixture of everything from 16th-century castles to our outstanding award-winning library.

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 84%
Student score 77% 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
15% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
6% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
9% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
406 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
54% 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 91% HIGH
Average graduate salary £19.6k MED
Graduates who are information technology technicians


Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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!
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