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University of Sunderland

Game Development with Integrated Foundation Year

UCAS Code: I601

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time including foundation year | 2019

Subject

Computer games programming

This is a four-year version of our BSc (Hons) Game Development course, with an integrated foundation year. Develop expertise in games software design and implementation with Epic Games Unreal Engine 4. Master both Microsoft and Sony technologies using Windows machines and Playstation 4 DevKits. Graduate with the skills needed to work in the exciting and growing games software sector.In the first year the foundation year you will study 4 modules; a subject-related module, a numeracy skills module, a study skills-related module called 'Succeeding at University and Beyond' and a foundation project module. After completion of this foundation year, you will then move onto the Game Development honours degree course. This course has Computer Science at its core, with a further focus on games technology and development.Throughout the course the main programming language taught and applied is C/C++ (but you do also engage with other programming languages such as C#, Java, Javascript etc).At the same time, the course covers all the fundamentals of computing. Topics include web applications, database systems, programming and software development.

Modules

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Assessment methods

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Tuition fees

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England
£4,000
per year
EU
£4,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,000
per year
Scotland
£4,000
per year
Wales
£4,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Sir Tom Cowie Campus

Department:

Computing

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.

57%
low
Computer games programming

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 games and animation

Teaching and learning

61%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
57%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

73%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
35%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
95%
Male students
5%
Female students
54%
2:1 or above
23%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

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 games and animation

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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
69%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

58%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
13%
Information technology technicians
7%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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!

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Computer games programming

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

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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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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