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i610 - Comp Sci (Games Eng) MComp

Computer Science (Game Engineering) MComp Honours

UCAS Code: I610 (4 Years)

Course Overview

This degree in game engineering includes a year of study at Master's level, providing you with a deep understanding of this fascinating field.

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At a Glance

UCAS Code
I610

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
MComp Honours

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Course Duration
4 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAB
IB: 35 points

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Opportunities
Professional Accreditation

You will develop the skills and knowledge required to develop computer game software and you will gain an international perspective on advancements in computer game development.

Explore different aspects of computing science – such as games design, bioinformatics, and security - in your first two years.

You will study specialist modules in Stage 3, such as gaming simulations and computer games development.

Take modules from our MSc degree in Computer Game Engineering in Stage 4 to develop a deep understanding of game engineering.

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Course Details

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Programme modules do change and therefore may differ for your year of entry.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

Entry Requirements

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Careers

Computer Science careers

In the present job market, computing science graduates are better placed than many others to obtain employment in a challenging and fulfilling career, and the employability of Newcastle graduates is particularly high.

Computer manufacturers and software houses, for example, recruit specialists to develop software solutions. Organisations that use computers on a large scale – such as banks, insurance companies, the electronics industry, central and local government, and management in all areas of business – also offer employment opportunities to graduates with computer skills. Companies such as Waterstons, Accenture, IBM, P&G, Deloitte, Microsoft, Sage and GSK regularly recruit our placement students and graduates.

Find out more about the career options for Computer Science from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

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Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94.1% of our 2014 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

More than three quarters (77%) of our graduates who entered employment achieved a graduate-level position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

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UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

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