This degree is suitable for those who want to apply their imagination to complex programming problems, while working in a creative, dynamic and successful area of British industry.
By studying City's BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Games Technology degree, you will gain advanced knowledge of game engine architectures, computer graphics and game design, including the specialist skills needed for building computer game software.
You will acquire leading-edge computer games programming expertise, becoming proficient in a broad range of programming languages and software design techniques. You will also develop commercially valuable skills in computing laboratories and work with research groups.
City's BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Games Technology is accredited by the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS), exempting students from their professional examinations and offering a pathway to Chartered status.
This course is accredited by TIGA, a non-profit UK trade association representing the UK’s games industry.
Typical offers require one of the following:
In addition, the following is required:
If you do not qualify for direct entry, you may wish to take a foundation programme first. These programmes are designed to prepare students for entry to City's undergraduate courses.
INTO City University London offers an International Foundation programme in Computer Science. This course offers a route to City University London through an excellent teaching and learning experience located in purpose-built study facilities. Successful completion of the International Foundation programme at INTO City University London to the standard required provides guaranteed progression to this degree.
If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner, INTO City University London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Find out more about:
If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.
The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course; there are different rules for:
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As part of City's BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Games Technology you may gain paid work experience as part of your degree through one of our placement schemes:
Find out more about Computer Science placement and internships
Placements are a fantastic way to gain professional experience in a relevant field as part of your degree. The School has its own dedicated placements team that provides on-hand support and guidance for students throughout their studies. The team has longstanding relationships with an impressive and diverse range of companies spanning both large and small organisations including start-ups in Tech City.
Placements are highly encouraged at City; students that complete a placement year benefit from gaining professional experience working on real-life projects and are also more likely to:
*Data source: HESA DLHE survey 2011/12
The School's computer science laboratories are equipped with modern and up-to-date hardware and software required for you to progress through your studies and acquire skills and knowledge that will form basis for your future career within IT.
From Oracle’s leading commercial object-relational database server to PCs with state-of-art NVidia GPUs, used for computer graphics, students will have access to all necessary tools required for their studies across all computer science disciplines.
We offer a free language course for City University London students.
You will learn through a combination of:
Project and group work aim to develop creativity and problem-solving and play a major part in the course. Learning is also supported by City's online e-learning system.
Assessment is by examination and coursework, although some components, such as the team project, are assessed by coursework alone.
Your final degree classification is calculated from the second and final years, with weightings of 40 per cent and 60 per cent respectively.
This course shares a common first year with the following City courses, giving you the flexibility to change course after a year's study if required (subject to approval):
In year one, you will study six core modules:
In year two, you will take a further six core modules and can choose to undertake a project. Professional Pathway students take the core modules over a period of two years.
Core modules include:
In year three, you will take one core module in Advanced games technology and may choose five elective modules from a list of over 20. You will also undertake an individual project researching and developing systems in an area of your own specialist interest. Professional Pathway students take these core and elective modules over a period of two years.
Elective modules include:
Careers include working as a key technical specialist in the computer games industry. A broad knowledge of computer science and sophisticated programming skills also make graduates attractive to employers in a wide range of other industries.
City's BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Games Technology degree is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), exempting you from their professional examinations and offering a pathway to chartered status.