Games

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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Courses

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

The University of Bolton

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

The University of Bolton

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

The University of Bolton

BA (Hons) Games Art with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Games Design with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Games Programming with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

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

The University of Bolton

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

The University of Bolton

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

The University of Bolton

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

The University of Bolton

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

The University of Bolton

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

The University of Bolton

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

The University of Bolton

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

The University of Bolton

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

The University of Bolton

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

The University of Bolton

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News

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Is Cloud Gaming the Future

06 May 21

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5 Amazing Facts About the Gaming Industry

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Will VR Gaming Ever Be the Norm?

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What Does the Future Hold for Roblox?

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University of Bolton joins forces with North West-based gaming company

02 Mar 21

University of Bolton joins forces with North West-based gaming company

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Could You Create the Next Assassins Creed Valhalla?

15 Feb 21

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was one of the most anticipated games in recent years. The Assassin’s Creed brand has taken gaming to new heights with its carefully thought out storylines, impressive graphics and immersive gameplay. It bro...

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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