University of Westminster

Course Introduction

As a student on one of our Multimedia and Games Computing courses you will benefit from fantastic facilities and resources, including numerous laboratories offering access to Windows, Linux and Unix platforms, running industry'standard, computer'aided analysis and design applications. You will also have access to advanced multimedia and computer games laboratories that include motion capture equipment, game console development kits and Kinect systems. You will be based at our Cavendish Campus in the heart of London, close to major industry headquarters and the City. The course is accredited by BCS ' The Chartered Institute for IT, and you will also be able to take a year'long industry placement between Years 2 and 3, giving you the opportunity to enhance the skills you have learnt, develop a better understanding of the needs of industry and professional practices, and gain work experience which is invaluable for your final year of study and long'term career prospects.

Course Modules

Year 1: Students are given a broad introduction to computing as well as immediate exposure to the tools and software commonly used in the multimedia industry. Year 2: In year 2 students develop their skills in industry'standard multimedia tools; they learn about the needs of industry and how multimedia projects are managed and organised, and students also examine the principles of interactive product design, web development and scripting technologies. Year 3: Students complete a project of their own choice.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 years
BSc (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level BBC
  • SQA Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD

Key Course Information

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76% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 76%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 93%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 89%

£25,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

70% Go on to work and/or study

In work 56
Studying 7
Studying and working 7
Unemployed 24
Unknown 7

24% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 27%

Total Coursework: 70%

Total Practical: 3%

£4,700 - £6,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,400 - £9,000
Typical cost of private accommodation