Games Technologies - BSc (Hons) [Top-Up] [Full-Time]

Level 6 - Honours Degree or BTEC Advanced Professionals or NVQ Level 6 or Equivalent

Subject Area Computing

Attendance Full-Time

UCAS Code  .


Ready to make your next step towards becoming a games designer or developer? The BSc (Hons) Games Technologies (Top-Up) has been designed in conjunction with the local games industry, and will provide you with opportunities to hone your design and development practice, develop team-working skills, and produce a games portfolio ready for employment.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email
Duration: 1 Year
Venue: Trevelyan Building, Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

The course is designed for those who have recently finished a Foundation Degree in a computing discipline, such as Games Technologies, Games Development, Computer Science or other related subjects, and would like to top-up their qualification to an Honours Degree. Upon completion, students can progress into games or computing employment or continue their studies with a Masters (MSc) programme. This is a one-year (two-year part-time) course which will prepare you for the challenges and developments within the games industry.

Qualification Gained

On completion of the course, you will be awarded the BSc (Hons) Games Technologies (Top-Up) by NCG.

How to Apply


Applications for full-time degrees at Newcastle College University Centre need to be made through UCAS. You can visit our institution page on UCAS here.

If you are an international student please visit our international application section for further information about how to apply and entrance requirements. Additional start dates may be available please speak to our International Office on +44 191 226 6323 or email

Course Content

• Dissertation/Project (40 credits)
o A substantial individual project/analysis concerning a current issue in the games industry.
• Games Enterprise (20 credits)
o Key skills and concepts to help develop your knowledge and understanding of business practices
• Games Pre-Production (20 credits)
o Team-based project, producing games blueprint for Games Production.
• Games Production (20 credits)
o Team-based project, building and implementing the game designed in the Pre-Production module.
• Mobile Games Development (20 Credits) or Advanced Asset Production (20 credits)
o Optional unit, either design and development of a game for the mobile platform, or development of a portfolio demonstrating advanced modelling skills

Learning Methods

Teaching and learning methods are widely varied including lectures, seminars, demonstrations and self-directed study. Assessment is carried out through written assignments, practical work, case studies, presentations and production portfolios.


Progression Opportunities

Upon completion of the course you should have a portfolio suitable for employment within a games studio or the skills to set up your own independent development team. For those wishing to continue their studies, opportunities include progression to a suitable computing Masters (MSc).

Career Opportunities

The skills gained from this course will allow you to work in the industry as a games designer, games programmer, 3D modeller, texturing/shading artist or animator amongst a range of other job roles.

Entry Requirements

You should have a relevant Foundation Degree or Level 5 equivalent (HND, Diploma in Higher Education) in a related games/computing subject. Applicants are normally expected to have achieved grade C in GCSE Maths and English Language or the Level 2 equivalents. Mature students without qualifications (aged 21+) will be considered on the basis of relevant industry experience. Applicants for whom English is not their first language are expected to achieve a minimum IELTS Score of 6.0 or the nationally recognised equivalent.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Course Costs

Higher Education courses

Newcastle College’s tuition fee for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students studying a degree starting in 2019 is £9,000 per year. Students can choose to pay their tuition fees upfront or take out a Tuition Fee Loan from the Student Loans Company, which currently defers payment until individuals earn over £25,000 per year after graduation. Students can apply for student finance by registering their details at or alternatively they can apply for student finance on their UCAS application form.