What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
A minimum of BBB one of which must be in a science based subject (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computing (not IT/ICT), Software Systems Development, Technology and Design or Engineering).
A minimum of BBBCC to include a minimum of grade B in a science subject.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers51%
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£4,030
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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This four-year course will provide you with a wide range of knowledge and skills in computer games development where you will be exposed to the entire life cycle of computer game production from initial idea through to final release stage. You will develop expertise in a variety of programming languages and mobile technologies necessary for the gaming industry. You will learn graphics programming for games, conceptual design, game mechanics and production. This course will help you on your way to a career in the interactive and innovative games sector as well as introducing opportunities for further study. Lectures are used to present theory and concepts, and are supported through a combination of tutorial discussion and practical, laboratory exercises.
Year 1: Core module include: 6 modules covering subjects such as programming; electronics; computer hardware; computer games and mathematics. Year 2: Core module include: the modules extend students knowledge of computer games; embedded systems and programming. Year 3: Core module include: industrial placement; these options lead to either the Diploma in Industrial Studies (placement year) or the Diploma in Area Studies if the year is spent in study abroad. Year 4: Core module include: enables students to explore in more depth game development; embedded systems and artificial intelligence; students also undertake a major project to further advance and integrate technical and academic skills.
Located in Northern Ireland, Ulster University is spread across four campuses in Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown and Magee. The university has one of the highest employment rates in the UK, with over 92% of graduates finding work within six months of finishing their studies. The University has been named as a top UK institute for providing internships, all programmes offering the opportunity of work based learning, placement and study abroad opportunities.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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