Why study BSc (Hons) Games Software Engineering (with Foundation Year option) at BU?:
- Strong focus on specialist units to give you a broad range of software engineering skills that can be put to good use in the context of games programming.
- Educated by professional practitioners, expert academics and interesting guest lecturers
- Taught in dedicated facilities, using the latest industry-standard software for developing games.
- Opportunity to put your learning into practice by taking a 4-week work placement (as part of the 3-year course) or a 30-week placement (as part of the 4-year course).
- We have regular contact with games developers across the UK and overseas, including Unity, Jagex, King, Sports Interactive, Creative Assembly, Climax Studios, and others.
- Regular guest lectures from some of the leading names in the industry.
Apply programming techniques to modern games creation, whilst developing your knowledge of artificial intelligence, physics, game engines and graphics programming.
Foundation Year Options
We have two Foundation Year options for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the creative skills required for this course, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress to the full degree.
- Technology Foundation Year - providing you with core skills within computing, engineering and programming (UCAS code I609)
- Creative Industries Foundation Year - a creative route that will provide you with core skills within design and visual media (UCAS code I611)
BU is a member of The Independent Games Developers’ Association (TIGA), and our Games courses have been nominated by TIGA for Best Educational Institution.