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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.

Start Date
September, 2017
  • Thornton Science Park
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

By studying at Thornton Science Park, you'll be guaranteed student accommodation on, or close to, our residential Parkgate Road Campus during your first year.

Formerly the Shell Technology Centre, Thornton Science Park remains at the forefront of scientific research and development. With some of the most cutting-edge learning spaces available, it takes the lead in education innovation across the county.

As a student studying at Thornton, you’ll have access to a range of high-quality industry standard facilities, including modern purpose-built laboratories; professional engineering software; computer programming languages and authoring tools; a specialist science and engineering library; licensed design and development software, and Windows and Mac computer suites. As Thornton operates as a working science park, you’ll find a variety of science and technology-based companies on-site, giving you plenty of opportunities to gain valuable industry experience as you study.

And if that’s not enough, by studying at Thornton Science Park you’ll be guaranteed student accommodation on, or close to, our residential Parkgate Road Campus during your first year. With a free shuttle bus in place to transport you between campuses, and a variety of recreational facilities available, such as the café and restaurant, fitness centre, all-weather pitch and game zone, your Thornton experience will not only be rewarding, but enjoyable too. 

Life in 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.

Campus Tours

Missed our Open Days? Our campus tour on Wednesday 7th December is a great opportunity to visit us and view campus facilities before making an application.