UWS Clearing

Computer Games Development


BSc (Hons)

4 years full-time, 5 years full-time (sandwich), typically 6 years part-time


September 2023


About the course

Build an exciting career as a games developer with UWS’s BSc (Hons) Computer Games Development.

From game programming to game engine scripting for multiple platforms, you’ll be supported by dedicated games studios and animation artists to learn the skills sought after by industry.

This is a practical, career-focused degree that encourages you to publish games and demonstrate your abilities. Plus, you’ll get to showcase your work to potential employers at our end-of-year Digital Futures event.

Our multi-skilled graduates work in various industries including games, animation and social networking.

  • With a strong focus on industry, this programme will help you build a portfolio to showcase to employers at our end-of- year Digital Futures event.
  • The degree has strong links with industry, including major studios like Axis Animation and Dovetail Games.
  • Regular lectures from industry professionals will provide you with an insight to working in games, animation, and web and mobile environments.
  • Regular game jams are organised throughout the degree to provide portfolio-building opportunities.
  • The programme is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) and meets the educational requirements for Chartered IT Professional (CITP) registration.

Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:


Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

Rest of UK (Eng, Wales & NI) & Republic of Ireland

Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

International (including EU/EEA)

Year 1: Closed

Year 2: Closed

Year 3: Closed

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: BCC (69 UCAS Tariff points)
  • A levels: DDD (72 UCAS Tariff points)
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Computer Technology or Computing or Computing: Software Development or other relevant discipline 
  • Scottish Widening Access Programme: Access to STEM or Access to Engineering – BBB
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: CCD (112 UCAS Tariff points) including Computing Science
  • A levels: BCC (104 UCAS Tariff points) including Computer Science
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 28 points
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Computer Games Development
  • SQA HND* / BTEC Level 5 HND* / Foundation Degree*: Computing or Computing: Software Development or Computer Games Development or Digital Design & Development


How to Apply


You can apply for this course, as well as keep up-to-date with your undergraduate application, via the UCAS Hub.

Your UCAS Hub account will be updated once a decision has been made on your application and you’ll be notified.

Clearing Guide

Clearing can sometimes feel like a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Don’t worry though as we’re here to guide you through the process, giving you the information and advice you need.

Enquire about this course

If you’re not sure about anything, get in touch – we are here to help!

T: 0800 027 1000 (Freephone within the UK)
T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)
E: clearing@uws.ac.uk


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