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MA Games Development
Full-time
Mode of study
1
1 year
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Part-time
Mode of study
24
24 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

BA (Hons) Games Art
Full-time
Mode of study
3
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Games Design
Full-time
Mode of study
3
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Games Programming
Full-time
Mode of study
3
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

MA (Specialist Title) for Creative Industries
Part-time
Mode of study
24
24 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA (Specialist Title) for Creative Industries
Full-time
Mode of study
12
12 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA (Specialist Title) for Creative Industries: Extended
Full-time
Mode of study
18
18 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Full-time
Mode of study
12
12 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism): Extended
Full-time
Mode of study
18
18 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

BA (Hons) Games Art
Part-time
Mode of study
6
6 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Games Design
Part-time
Mode of study
54
54 months
Duration
104
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Games Programming
Part-time
Mode of study
6
6 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

Welcome to Games

Are you passionate about games and want to learn the creative and technical aspects of designing and building awesome games?

Then look no further than the Centre for Games Development at the University of Bolton! Being one of the first universities to introduce dedicated gaming courses in the UK, we have exceptional connections with the games industry in the UK including Rockstar Games, Codemasters, Travellers’ Tales and Cloud Imperium Games.

Our new £13 million facility opened in 2017, which includes the Centre for Games Development. We have seven bespoke development studios, which include a 30-seat Cintiq studio and an open-access virtual reality suite. Our state-of-the-art studios and highly experienced and passionate teaching staff, many of whom have worked in game development, provide our students with an in-depth and supportive learning experience.

You could create the next best-selling game, thanks to our specialised degree courses which will help you gain the skills needed to create art assets, develop gameplay and levels or programme systems.


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Connections

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Climax Studios
Cloud Imperium
Codemasters
Crytek
d3t
EA Games
Frontier
Lucid
Ninja Theory
Rebellion
Reflections
Rockstar Games
Slightly Mad Studios
Sony Interactive Entertainment
Tt Games

Testimonials

Michael Reeve

Games Design | 2018

"A recent games event changed my perspective and ideas on what I want to do and be within the industry. I feel that my skills and overall outlook have improved significantly as a result. It's been one of the highlights of my time at university so far.

Being given the chance to speak to, and network with a variety of industry professionals as well as other students helped me understand and clarify what I should be. Their experience and outlook has not only got me to figure out my next few steps, but gave me potential contacts as well. I feel a lot more prepared for what comes after uni, more so than ever before."

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Shariqua Wahid

Designer and QA at d3t | 2016

"Having previously studied a Games Design degree at the University of Bolton, I was honoured to return to give a talk to the Games Development students. The industry-experienced lecturers make the University of Bolton the perfect place to study where they can teach students the skills they themselves have gained from working in professional games studios. The university also has a new Games Development building with a dedicated VR room, Cintiq rooms as well as each room being kitted out with top spec PCs. I would highly recommend the Games courses as many graduates are now hired in studios in the UK and internationally."

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Mark Wherrett

Senior Designer, Clever Beans |

"I was blown away by the quality of resources available to the students and I know quite a few professional teams would love to have a studio this accommodating. It's evidence of the department's dedication to building a professional learning environment using their valuable experience of the working environment ahead. My visit was a great chance to give something back to a welcoming crowd of minds and a reminder of how far the industry has come since my University years. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and look forward to collaborating with everyone again. I wish you all the best with the future."

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Sunjay Dayalji

Lead VFX Artist at Rare Ltd |

"The new facilities at the University of Bolton are exceptional, and aspiring game developers should seriously consider the university as their number one choice. The hands-on approach by the extremely experienced lecturers allows for an engaging learning experience, and it is clear to see why so many of their graduates are already employed in the industry."

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Games Students University of Bolton

What a career in Games looks like

03 Jun 20

Deciding on a career path can seem like a tremendous task to begin with. After studying multiple subjects for years, you finally have an idea about what you enjoy learning and potentially a career to pursue. The next step is to look for ...

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The thriving gaming industry and you

26 May 20

Video games have played a huge part in society for decades. The ‘gamer’ stereotype previously belonged to a few, but as the industry has developed, so has its audience.

Now, it is estimated that 2.2 billion people play video ga...

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Doris Self: The world’s oldest video Game Champion

18 May 20

When we think of video games, we imagine a bunch of teenagers playing their console from the moment they get home from school before they're inevitably called down for dinner. Yet, the world of gaming stretches far beyond the younger gen...

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Are you passionate about Games?

04 May 20

The world of Games and Special Effects is growing, as more consoles are released each year more people turn to games to fulfil their down-time. So much so, that nearly a third of the planet’s population now play video games. We know th...

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A degree in Games Art will take you to the next level

23 Apr 20

The University of Bolton is proud to offer students a uniquely designed BA (Hons) Games Art course available for both full and part-time study. We consulted with industry experts from across the UK’s 2,250 active games companies to hel...

What can I do with a Games degree

What can I do with a Games degree?

13 Apr 20

The Gaming industry has been growing rapidly over the last few decades. It has become a norm within society that people play games in their home, from apps to consoles to PCs, more people than ever are gaming; in fact, 2.8 billion people...

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