This course prepares people interested in programming to work in the games industry either as a console developer, indie developer or in related areas. You study the skills and techniques demanded by the industry, such as programming, especially in C++, software engineering and mathematics, optimisation and the use of games hardware on desktop, consoles and mobile platforms. We work in close partnership with games companies such as Sumo Digital, SN Systems and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE). They provide equipment and input into the design, development and delivery, ensuring we teach the very latest topics. We have been awarded PlayStation®First status by Sony (SCEE), providing unique access to PlayStation® professional development hardware (dev kits) and software (SDK) across PlayStation®3, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®Vita and PlayStation®Portable. We have the world’s largest PlayStation teaching lab and were the first university in the world to release student games commercially for the PSP (Bounceback) and PS4 (Piecefall) using our commercial development .

Course duration:

4 years (including industrial placement year)