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Top Universities for Game Design and Computer Science in the UK

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Top Universities for Game Design and Computer Science in the UK

This article is dedicated to the most interesting and popular news among students - about computer science and game design.

What is this direction of game design and what is the task of a game designer?

The obvious side is the development of the game, the rules and the process itself. In addition to the fact that the designer needs to determine what the game itself will be, the plot and what actions the hero will have, he also needs to create an "emotional" background for the game itself, which will set the mood. There are hundreds of varieties of what a game designer can do. The simplest division is between “technical” and “art” designers. The technician deals with algorithms, numbers - character damage level, points earned, time and other "mathematics". The art designer is responsible for graphics, sound design, texts and scripts, 3D modeling and animation.

Where can you learn all of the above?

If you want to study in London, then SMAPSE offers the following options for you :

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Games Technology - City, University of London
  • MSc Computer Games Technology - City, University of London
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Games Development - University of Westminster

Foundation for Science and Engineering at Kaplan International College London - 2 semesters 18,180 £. Pre-Master's for Science and Engineering 2 semesters - 18,950 £.

If you do not have a connection to the capital and are looking for more budget options on the banks of the English Channel, then universities will be among the leaders:

  • G ames Design BSc (Hons) - Bournemouth University
  • Games Software Engineering BSc (Hons)
  • Digital Games Development BSc (Hons) - U niversity of Brighton

Foundation for Computing at Bournemouth University International College 2 semesters or University of Brighton International College - 13,780 £.

Do you want to know the most profitable option in the pricing policy?

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Games Technology) - Nottingham Trent University

The International Year One in Computing at Nottingham Trent International College program, which allows you to progress directly to the second year of study at the university and get a bachelor's degree in 3 years (!). In total, you save one year of study and accommodation with meals. The cost of 2 semesters is 13,400 £.

What if you like computers but game design isn't something you would like to learn? Below is a selection of universities in the field of computer science by Russell group universities:

      U niversity of Nottingham :

  • Computer science
  • Computer science with artificial intelligence
  • Electronic and computer Engineering:

Reasons to opt for this university: Russel Group University, ranked # 1 in the UK for electrical and electronic engineering in The Guardian University Guide, 2020. Ranked # 7 for computers (The Guardian 2020). Foundation (FEPS) is immediately based on the university, which is another plus for the university. 2 semesters 18,920 £. 

University of Bristol:

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science
  • BEng (Hons) Computer Science and Electronics

Reasons: TOP-50 university in the world, TOP-10 in the UK in Computer Science and Information Systems (Guardian University Guide 2020) and overall ranked 8th in the SC (Shanghai Academic Rankings 2019). Foundation takes place directly at the university. 2 semesters - 20,950 £.

University of Birmingham

  • BSc (Hons) Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science

Reasons: the 11th in the UK for Computer Science (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019), TOP-15 overall in the UK (Complete University Guide 2020). The 3rd most targeted university among employers (High Fliers Research 2019). Foundation based at Kaplan International College London 2 semesters - 18,180 £.

SMAPSE specialists remind you that discounts up to 3,000 £ are available for students.

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