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Partnerships in Creative Technologies

We work with some of the top employers in the technology industry to keep our courses industry relevant and bring real world insights into your teaching. Many firms contribute directly to the content of our courses while offering excellent placement opportunities.


An exciting benefit of these collaborations is working together to identify skills shortages in the sector. When we know what’s missing, we’re able to create and offer courses that meet the demand. So you’re learning the specific skills that employers need.

Our BSc(Hons) Games Technology and BSc(Hons) Product Design courses were developed in this way, with students taking part in consultancy projects ranging from Bloodhound SSC to Rolls Royce.

About PlayWest

PlayWest is a staff, student and graduate powered game studio at the heart of our TIGA-accredited Games Technology curriculum.

Work at PlayWest includes high-profile real world games technology projects, the creation of commercial videogame products and fostering the next generation of developers.

As a partner, the studio gives students the chance to develop their skills by undertaking internships and paid work under industry conditions. PlayWest has exclusive access to our new PlayStation First studio and is also delivering our MSc in Commercial Games Development – a new award designed with industry CPD in mind, focusing explicitly on commercial development and advanced games research.

PlayWest is an Enterprise Studio, not the typical university game course studio that has become the norm, bringing unique and exciting opportunities for students across the Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies.

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