FdSc Computer Science for Mobile Game Development

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Introduction

Develop the programming skills and experience you need to succeed in the exciting mobile game industry with our Computer Science for Mobile Game Development foundation degree at ARU Peterborough.

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Be one of the first students at ARU Peterborough, a brand-new university with a focus on your employability. We’ve developed our courses in collaboration with regional businesses – so you can be sure you’ll graduate with the skills employers need.

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Whether you have previous experience or not, our FdSc Computer Science for Mobile Game Development degree equips you with a range of industry-relevant skills, from environment design workflows to utilising code in programming mobile games.

From the very beginning of your studies, you’ll start to create and develop your own mobile games. Everything you design will build a valuable portfolio to help you launch your career in the gaming industry when you graduate from ARU Peterborough.

Course options

Course options

Applications to study this course in September 2023 open in September 2022.

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Facilities and accreditation

Specialist facilities

During your Computer Science for Mobile Game Development studies, you’ll make use of:

  • the latest software and hardware including Unreal Engine 5, Unity3D and more
  • access to our motion capture equipment and HD cameras and Digital SLRs (for HDRI capture)

Outstanding student support

Join our student community and:

  • learn from experienced tutors, who'll provide encouragement and feedback
  • benefit from a Personal Development Tutor from day one, who's there to support you throughout your time at university
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more.

Careers

81% of the UK computer games industry is educated to at least undergraduate level, rising to 88% for core games production roles in art or programming.

Our Computer Science for Mobile Game Development course will equip you with a range of programming skills that will help you stand out from the crowd as a graduate moving into industry. You could also explore the possibility of becoming a freelance designer – or perhaps opening your own independent studio. There are so many possibilities to choose from!

At ARU Peterborough you’ll be taught by industry experts from Year 1, making connections and guaranteeing that you develop relevant employability skills.

We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities in demand. These key industry employers help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they can offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn such as work-based projects or live briefs.

Our free Employability Service will help you take practical steps to follow your chosen career path, secure jobs and work experience, or even start your own business.

Every year, ARU runs and hosts the annual Brains Eden computer games careers event which offers opportunities for professionals and students alike.

Our foundation degree also offers a progression route (with 50% or higher overall grade) to our BSc (Hons) Computer Science for Mobile Game Development. 195 credits will be awarded on progression.

Graduate Capitals

To help you stand out when competing for a job after you graduate, we've developed the ARU Graduate Capitals. This is a set of six attributes, valued by employers and industry, that we integrate into our courses and help you develop, so you’ll have life-long career-skills.

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Life in Peterborough

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Foundation year available

This course offers a foundation year – an extra year of study to help you prepare for university, and build your knowledge and skills.

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