Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University

Computer Games Programming

Core taught modules cover game engine programming, computer graphics theory and algorithms, game platform architecture, low level techniques and optimisation, game artificial intelligence, game industry software development practice, and advanced topics in game development and real-time rendering; throughout the course students create games for a variety of computer and console platforms, mobile devices, and networked systems, both individually and in teams, building up a portfolio of work to show to potential employers; students learn research methods and write a research proposal, and then undertake a dissertation in an area of game programming which interests them.

Entry requirements

2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in a related computing discipline; applicants who do not meet the academic requirements but have significant appropriate experience, are considered on an individual basis; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based).

Course modules

Core modules: Computer graphics; personal development and research methods; game engine programming; low-level game programming; advanced game programming concepts; game industry software development practice; game artificial intelligence; dissertation; optional modules include: object oriented software systems engineering; mobile applications and systems; mobile computer communications systems; internet applications; enterprise applications; network systems and technologies; interaction design; database design and development; ludology; interface and platform development 1; games theory and behavioural analysis; synergy of computer games and film; mobile web and multimedia.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Full-time £ 4,080 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
PgCert Full-time £ 10,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
PgDip Full-time £ 4,080 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
PgDip Full-time £ 10,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 11,500 per Whole course (overseas fees) 18 months
MSc Sandwich £ 5,080 per Whole course (home fees) 24 months
MSc Sandwich £ 11,500 per Whole course (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Staffordshire University (Stafford Campus) Stafford ST18 0AD West Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
01782 294400