Computer Games Courses


Overall Satisfaction

BA (Hons) Computer Games Modelling and Animation (National Student Survey 2016)


of graduates are now in graduate level employment

BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming (Guardian League Table 2018)

TEF Gold - we're rated gold for teaching excellence


£150 million invested in facilities in the last 10 years

Hone your artistic and technical computer games skills in the city that produced Tomb Raider.

If you’re dreaming of a career in the exciting and evolving computer games industry, we can help you get closer to your goal. You’ll learn techniques in modelling and animation or programming, which you can also use in a wide range of other industries. You’ll have the opportunity to work with other Computer Games students to create game content in teams, and will showcase your final year project to industry contacts and the public at the University’s annual Games Showcase - a great way to impress potential employers and raise your profile.

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The Computer Games course supported my career ambitions!

Ashley Thundercliffe

“Choosing this course has given me great contacts which have helped shape my future. The course was tailored to support our career ambitions and we had the freedom to specialise in what we wanted to, both in a team and individually.”

This is Computer Games

  • You’ll learn in studios containing the latest software and hardware used in industry, so you will develop up-to-date skills ready for the workplace
  • Our computer games courses are taught by industry professionals in small classes, so you’ll get one-to-one support from the experts
  • Gain crucial industry experience on a placement year
  • Our graduates have gone on to work for various computer games developers, including Reloaded Games, Rockstar Leeds, Creative Assembly and Splash Damage
  • You’ll be assessed by coursework, assignments and personal projects – so there are no exams to worry about
  • To get a feel for our Computer Games courses and what our students are creating, take a look at this showreel of work produced by students across all three levels of the degree course during the academic year 2015/16:



Unreal Engine

What our Computer Games graduates do

There’s an extensive range of career opportunities open to skilled games professionals. Programmers can also look to careers involving software development. 

Career opportunities open to graduates include:

  • gameplay programmer
  • tools developer
  • AI programmer
  • financial services application developer
  • financial risk modeller
  • data visualisation specialist
  • research and development
  • UI programmer/designer
  • environment or character modeller
  • software engineer

Studios our graduates have worked at include:

  • Foundry Forty-Two
  • Rockstar Games
  • Creative Assembly
  • Splash Damage
  • Ready at Dawn Studios
  • Playground Games