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Course overview

Our Games Development course aims to produce industry-ready graduates with all the skills, knowledge and experience required to successfully enter a career in creating video games. The course will teach the programming, design, artistic and professional skills used across the industry, and integrate those into individual and group-based projects.

  • Thornton Science Park
UCAS Code
I150
Duration
3 Years

Why Study Games Development with us?

The Department of Computer Science is an innovative, forward-thinking department with a strong rate of student satisfaction and employability.

The course is taught at Thornton Science Park, an innovative facility that is home to an extensive range of purpose-built facilities, providing you with opportunities of practical experience and learning experience.

In addition to receiving tutoring, mentoring and guidance from academic staff, you may also experience industry professionals.

We work in conjunction with the Informatics Centre, an on-site software development team where students may be employed to work on commercial projects.

Thornton Science Park

Thornton Science Park is home to the Faculty of Science and Engineering and is the study base for students studying Engineering, Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science courses.

Our Thornton Science Park is based just outside of Chester, and is a major research and innovation hub. Formerly the site of the Shell Technology, Exploration and Research Centre, its takeover by the University has created the opportunity to apply the Centre’s legacy to the continuation of innovation and research in science and engineering in the North West.

For Engineering students there are purpose-built facilities donated to the University of Chester by Shell, used for problem-based learning. For Natural Sciences students there are purpose-built laboratories equipped to give you the best practical experience and learning opportunities, and you will also be working alongside active researchers and industrial partners. For Computer Science students there is access to a range of fully licensed design and development software, Windows and Mac computer suites, games area in the library to play computer games, software for 3D modelling, graphics programming, game engine programming, computational analysis and programming. Meanwhile, Mathematics students will be supported by the use of the most up-to-date computer facilities available.

Chester

From its beginnings as a Roman fortress 2,000 years ago, Chester has managed to retain its unique character whilst offering everything that you would expect from a modern city today, as it becomes "a must-see European destination".

The City of Chester is a vibrant mix of cafes, shops and ancient walls, rows and architectural and archaeological features. The City is home to all-year-round arts festivals, events, exhibitions and street entertainment, including the famous Chester Races, the Rowing Regatta and the internationally acclaimed Chester Zoo.

Open Days 2017

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