Why study BSc (Hons) Games Programming at BU?

  • Strong focus on specialist units to give you a broad range of  skills that can be put to good use in the context of games programming
  • Educated by professional practitioners, expert academics and regular guest lectures from some of the leading names in the industry.
  • Taught in dedicated facilities, using the latest industry-standard software for developing games
  • Opportunity to put your learning into practice by taking a 4-week work placement (as part of the 3-year course) or a 30-week placement (as part of the 4-year course)
  • We have regular contact with games developers across the UK and overseas, including Unity, Jagex, King, Sports Interactive, Creative Assembly, Climax Studios, and others 
  • Excellent earning potential within an industry that is experiencing more huge growth. Entry level roles include Generalist Programmer, UX/UI Designer, Level Designer, QA Tester and Graphics Programmer (ScreenSkills).

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Course accreditations

This course is industry-recognised by TIGA, the trade association representing the video games industry, and carries the TIGA quality mark which indicates courses producing the very best industry ready graduates. The course affords students with excellent opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaborations, which is highly valued within the game development industry.

Games undergraduate degrees at BU

Key information

Next start date:

September 2025


Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus


3 years with an optional 4-week placement, or 4 years with a minimum 30-week placement.



Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

For September 2025 entry: 120 - 128 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For September 2024 and September 2025 entry:  For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

For September 2025 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each of the 4 components, or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.