UEL Games

Computer Games Design
Computer Games Development

Level 4 Entry Requirements

Students applying to this programme will be expected to demonstrate a specific interest in this area of study and should have a commitment to engaging with the subject.  

  • Submission of design challenge
  • C or above at GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent)
  • 112 UCAS tariff points (including two GCE or VCE A-levels or a VCE Double Award) from:
    • GNVQ
    • AVCE
    • Scottish Highers
    • International Baccalaureate
    • European Baccalaureate
    • BTEC / SCOTEC Diploma
    • Relevant Access Course or
    • Successful completion of the Level 3 extended degree
    • Other qualifications, including overseas, may be considered.
    • Mature students, without appropriate academic qualifications but with relevant work experience, attend for interview and aptitude test.

Students may be admitted through Accreditation of Experiential Learning (AEL) or Accreditation of Certificated Learning (ACL) processes.

In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) is required. International qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation to UK Higher Education undergraduate programmes.

Applicant Design Challenge

This is the design challenge which must be completed by all applicants as part of our admissions process. The exercise has two parts. All applicants are required to complete and submit both. Details of where these should be submitted will be provided when you are contacted to request you complete the challenge. Please do not submit them before requested.

1. Design Challenge

Taken from: Brathwaite, B. and Schreiber, I. (2009) Challenges for Game Designers. London: Charles River Media. 

Draughts is a well-known traditional board game played on a chess board. You can find the rules for draughts and play an online version of the game at http://www.draughts.org/how-to-play-draughts.html.

For this challenge you are requested to design a variant of draughts that uses a larger 12 x 12 square board. You may make any rules changes necessary to support the new larger size.

Playtest your variation.

Please submit
  • Written rules modification for the playable new game including the starting set-up of the pieces (this may be an image).
  • Analysis short analysis of what effect the new larger sized board has on the gameplay experience. 

2. Design Analysis

Write a small piece (500 words) about your favourite game saying why you like it, but also suggesting what could be changed to improve it.


UCAS Code: G453

Typical Entry Requirements
112 UCAS points

Programme Leader
 David Dorrington
Tel: + 44 (0)20 8223 2596
Email: d.dorrington@uel.ac.uk




Typical Entry Requirements
112 UCAS points

Programme Leader

Stacey Pogoda
Tel: + 44 (0)20 8223 2488
Email: s.pogoda@uel.ac.uk