UWS Clearing 2021

Computer Games Development



BSc (Hons)


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




September 2021



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 programme 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 programme 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 programme to provide portfolio-building opportunities.
  • The programme is accredited by the British Computer Society and meets the educational requirements for Chartered IT Professional 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: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

Entry Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: CCCC (84 UCAS Tariff points)
  • A levels: CD or CC (56-64 UCAS Tariff points)
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H4 or H3 H4 H4
  • 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 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

* may allow Year 3 entry

  • SQA HND* / BTEC Level 5 HND* / Foundation Degree*: Computing or Computing: Software Development or Computer Games Development
  • Students of the Diplôme Universitaire de Technologie (DUT) in France may apply for Year 3 entry and applications will be considered on an individual basis

* Year 3 entry depends upon modules studied in HND.

Further information

Clearing Guide

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Fees & Funding

Your tuition fee status is determined by your nationality and the country where you are ordinarily resident. Find out all about undergraduate fees and funding for Scottish, UK, EU and International students, including tuition fees, student loans, and alternative sources of funding.

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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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