University of Greenwich
Games Design and Development (Virtual Reality) BSc (Hons)
University of Greenwich

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The University of Greenwich has a long-standing relationship with the British Computer Society (BCS), which accredits our computing degree programmes. As this programme was extensively updated in 2019, it has a current designation of Initial Full Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP) accreditation for the 2019 intake. The accreditation status is expected to be confirmed in autumn 2022 after the first cohort of students graduate. Students will be kept updated on the status of this, in the very unlikely event that this does not progress as expected the university will support students with individual BCS membership applications at the point of graduation.

Build your technical and creative skills and prepare for a career in video game design, with a focus on virtual reality gaming.

This games design and development degree combines all the aspects of theory, practice and technology essential to your future career. You'll learn games programming and discover the creative aspects of the games industry through practical projects. Our pathway in virtual reality gives you a chance to focus on an exciting and fast-growing sector within gaming.

This degree is ideal preparation for careers in the thriving video games industry. Graduates have been employed in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality focused companies, such as the award-winning Rewind, Sky VR, and architects Arup, as well as smaller independent studios.

What you should know about this course

  • For eight consecutive years we've been shortlisted by TIGA for Best Educational Institute

  • This course will help you gain the valuable skills employers are looking for with our dedicated games and digital media lab.

  • Develop distinctive and creative concepts for a variety of VR platforms and technologies.

  • This specialist pathway will allow you to explore the theory, technology, and practice of games development, as well as its application to the design and development of virtual reality.

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the award of Euro-Inf Bachelor Quality Label on behalf of EQANIE (European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education e.V.) as satisfying the outcomes of First Cycle Programmes specified by the Euro-Inf Framework Standards and Accreditation Criteria for Informatics Degree Programmes.

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the award of Euro-Inf Bachelor Quality Label on behalf of EQANIE (European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education e.V.) as satisfying the outcomes of First Cycle Programmes specified by the Euro-Inf Framework Standards and Accreditation Criteria for Informatics Degree Programmes.

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 73 graduates of Games Design and Development (Virtual Reality) BSc (Hons) at University of Greenwich for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Applied Computing.

Overall student satisfaction
60 /100
73 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Games Design and Development (Virtual Reality) BSc (Hons) at University of Greenwich

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Games Design and Development (Virtual Reality) BSc (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25000 £23000 £27500
25-75 percentile range £24000 - £30000 £17500 - £29000 £20000 - £38000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Applied Computing

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26858 £23936 £28163
25-75 percentile range £22325 - £32129 £17704 - £31088 £20149 - £37896

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Games Design and Development (Virtual Reality), BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Games Design and Development (Virtual Reality) BSc (Hons) at University of Greenwich

40% Information Technology Professionals
9% Sales occupations
8% Managers, directors and senior officials
7% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
6% Elementary occupations
6% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
6% Business and public service associate professionals
4% Teaching Professionals
2% Protective service occupations
2% Artistic, literary and media occupations

On this course, students are assessed by take-home exams, coursework and practice assessments on campus where required. Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

We accept A Levels, T Levels, BTECs, International Baccalaureate (IB), Access to HE courses, or equivalent level 3 qualifications. We also accept equivalent qualifications at Level 2, such as Functional Skills in mathematics and English.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Games Design and Development (Virtual Reality), BSc (Hons).

Costs

Tuition Fees Games Design and Development (Virtual Reality) BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
EU £14500 year 1
International £14500 year 1

Additional fee information

These fees were set for the 2021/22 intake. Therefore, this may change for the 2022/23 academic year. Please follow this link for more information https://www.gre.ac.uk/finance

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Greenwich in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Greenwich in related subject specific rankings.

Computer Science

    • #43 
    • #401 
    Computer Science
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]

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About University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich operates on government funding, and is based in London and Kent, England. The university’s main campus, the Old Royal Naval College, as well as its Avery Hill campus are located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, in Greater London. Its satellite campus in Medway, Kent is part of a collaboration with the University of Kent.

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Where is this programme taught

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