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University of Worcester

Computer Games Design and Development

UCAS Code: G451
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Games
Student score
75% MED
% employed or in further study
84% LOW
Average graduate salary
£18k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

GCSE Maths and English Language at grade C/4 or above also required.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96 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

The landscape of the game industry is changing, with an increasing focus on the gamer experience fuelling a boom in the indie games market. In today’s industry, small teams of developers can achieve great success with unique gaming experiences that capture the imagination. Our course emphasises a player-centred approach to game design, equipping you with a range of practical skills and insights to become a designer of innovative and exciting gaming experiences. It also empowers you with the technical skills required to develop those gaming experiences into playable and potentially commercial products. You will work in such areas as graphics rendering, game engine development and digital storytelling. The course is industry-focused and is designed and delivered by computer games experts and professional game developers with significant experience in iconic organisations including the BBC. The course is mapped against the national occupational standards for Games and Interactive Media and the International Game Developer Association’s curriculum framework. 24/7 access to excellent IT facilities, including dedicated PC and mac labs featuring industry-standard software. Option to take a 1-year paid placement, engage in client-based consultancy projects, develop software for clients through the Business School’s Media Lab, or ‘earn as you learn’ by setting up as a freelancer. Option to start your own computer games development business through the Business School’s Incubator.


University of Worcester

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As the only higher education institution in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, we have a strong role to play in the region, delivering degree programmes to nearly 10, 000 students. Our campuses are all within walking distance of each other and close to the city centre. Worcester has undergone significant growth over the last few years, doubling our student numbers.

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 80%
Student score 75% 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
19% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
12% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
249 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
57% 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 84% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Graduates who are road transport drivers


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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