151-200 th
European Teaching Rankings 2018
St Georges Avenue, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN2 6JD, United Kingdom

Computer Games Development

**Why study this course?** Our specialist Computer Games Development pathway will give you the knowledge and skills you need to have a successful career in the computer games industry. You will mostly focus on the programming and development of computer games, with some exposure to the entire lifecycle of computer game production. We will give you the opportunity to put your theory into practice in our computer lab. All computing students study the same modules in the first year, giving you flexibility and choice as you move onto the second year. These modules include software engineering, problem solving, programming, internet technology and games techniques. In your second and third years this will be developed further, with a particular focus on graphics, programming and mobile computing. You will examine the ethical considerations relevant to computer games development and how these may impact on future games development, as well as enhancing your statistical techniques and analysis methodology. These skills are particularly important when introducing new products into the market and consequently impact on the technical side of computer games development. In the second year there are two group projects where you will work to produce an innovative solution to a real world problem and in your final year you will complete an individual research dissertation. All of the teaching and learning materials that you will need will be available on NILE, our virtual learning environment. Although you can purchase course books, the core texts are available from the library in physical copies and online. All of the software you will be using on this course is free to download, but we encourage you to buy a large portable storage device (USB or HDD). Prices for this will vary according to size. **By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:** - If you join us, you will experience student life at the University’s new £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more. - Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new Hewlett Packard laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits). - Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK. - Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. **The Northampton Employment Promise** - In fact, we’re so confident in our careers and employability support that If you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study. ✱ terms and conditions apply. See northampton.ac.uk/benefits for more information

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,NorthamptonUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250