Brunel University London

Course Introduction

The Games courses at Brunel University London are supported by industry affiliates such as Eidos, Kuju, Lionhead Studios, Edge magazine, Media Tonic and Supermassive Games. We are highly regarded by many games studios, many of whom send guest speakers to talk to our undergraduates. We're also regularly visited by Brunel graduates enjoying successful careers in the games industry. During your time with us you'll therefore be able to network with many key figures in the industry and have the opportunity to pitch your own ideas direct. You will be taught by a team made up of specialist researchers in the theoretical analysis of digital games and professionals who are working or have worked in games production. A joint honours option gives you the chance to tailor your studies. We know all about the compulsion to write, and all its attendant doubts. That's why we're committed to teaching you the craft of creative writing in a supportive, dedicated, structured and motivating environment that will nurture your work and help you develop your creative work.

Course Modules

Level 1 Core: Theory 1: 'reading' games ' methods for, and practice of, analysing the formal components of games; design 1: introduction to game design ' practical exercises, working to set briefs; application 1: methods for, and practice of, communicating design concepts and ideas; academic practice; introduction to writing fiction; introduction to writing drama. Level 2 core: theory 2: approaches to analysing games and players; design 2: large game design projects, working to a brief; application 2: prototyping game designs and understanding the games industry; either screenwriting or writing journalism. (Choose one) the nineteenth century novel; Shakespeare; modernism; romanticism and revolution. Level 3 Core: Theory 3: socio'cultural contexts ' analysing the social and cultural implications of games; either major design project; or major theoretical project; or medium design project and medium theoretical project; English special project; critical/creative writing; creative writing and the creative industries.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £14,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
BA (Hons) £6,750  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • European Baccalaureate 75%
  • International Baccalaureate 30
  • GCE A-level BBB
  • SQA Advanced Higher BBB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AABBB
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • IELTS 6.5
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma

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14% Total study time lectures

Total Coursework: 94%

Total Practical: 6%

£4,500 - £6,900
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation