What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Including a pass in A2 level English Language / Literature
All applicants are required to complete and submit a design challenge
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.
% applicants receiving offers38%
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.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
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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Whether it’s the fun of Super Mario or the horror of Resident Evil that consumes you, this is your chance to convert your passion for playing games into knowledge about how to create and design them. You’ll get the most out of our course if you come with an interest in all kinds of games – board, card and pen-and-paper - not just digital ones. You’ll be amazed what you can learn from games like Munchkin or Dungeons and Dragons. We run two games courses at UEL, subtly different but both sharing the same focus on designing games and game play. “Frankly, there are no other courses similar,” says Senior Lecturer David Dorrington. “We’re not a computing course nor an arts course. We’re about designing experiences of play, designing emotional experiences, allowing students to develop a skill set so they can develop a game from scratch.” Our course will equip you, like many of our successful graduates, for a role in the expanding games industry. By the end of your course, you should be playing a game you designed yourself – and hopefully following in the footsteps of the many UEL graduates now making their mark in the games industry.
Year1:Digital Content Design (core) Introduction to Gameplay Development (core) Games Design (core) Games Programming 1 (core) Year 2 : Professional Practice (core) Digital Media Research Methods and Concepts (core) Gameplay Events and Level Design (core) Games Programming 2 (core) Year 3 Games Studio (core) Targeted Games Design (core) Dissertation/Project (core) Dynamic Gameplay (core
UEL's students have one thing in common, their drive to achieve their ambitions. We create an environment that allows our students to reach their goals, through an inspiring atmosphere and teaching that is designed with your future in mind. Students' attitudes are reflected in UEL's ambitions to grow and regenerate.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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