Computer Science

On our Academic Online Course, you will learn how to how to design a game from start to finish and work with your tutor to help you progress to university level.

What you need to know



For ages



Two weeks

Live sessions

10 hours

Learn Computer Science online

Connect with like-minded students from across the globe

Spend two weeks learning Computer Science from world-leading academics— and leave feeling confident. Through a program of self-paced learning and live classes, join an unforgettable learning experience.

Gain confidence to discuss your subject with world-class academics and admissions tutors

Experience university-style learning so that you are ready for your next step

Encounter fresh perspectives from your cohort of 6-9 international students

Get ready to make the right decisions about what subject to study at university

Your expert tutor


Prince A.

Computer Science

Prince has recently received his DPhil from the University of Oxford, where he was a scholarship student. He has published a number of papers in academic journals during his research and is passionate about helping students to get a clear understanding of the subject.

How the course works

You'll learn through a mixture of webinars, tutorials and self-paced study over the two weeks of the course:

  • Four modules of study. Work at your own pace through four modules available to you on our learning platform anytime, day or night.

  • Two live webinars. Take your new knowledge into your weekly live webinars and share ideas with classmates from around the globe, guided by your expert tutor.

  • Two live tutorials. Discuss your individual questions with your tutor and get answers straight from the experts, as you learn in the classic Oxford style.

  • Regular feedback. Complete frequent knowledge checks and receive instant feedback, plus receive personalised feedback on one longer assignment.

Find out when we are next running this course here, then choose 'enrol now' to sign up.

Looking to study more than one subject?

No problem! We offer bespoke packages that best suit your academic needs. For those interested in studying an academic online course in more than one subject, please get in touch with our admissions team to answer all of your questions.

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Computer Science course overview


Game basics

The basics of creating a design for a game

After meeting your tutor and classmates, you will learn all about what PyGame games are and how they work. This will then help you to make an informed decision about what type of game you would like to design during the course, so that you can start planning.




Sprites and the main event loop

What are sprites and how can you make them?

Your tutor will teach you what sprites are and the significance of them in game design. You will learn how to add a sprite to the screen and how to move that sprite around. This is the next step in designing your game and will help your game come to life!




How to add game mechanics

Taking your game design to the next level

During the third topic of your course, your tutor will show you how to add basic mechanics to your game. These include actions such as jumping and shooting, as well as concepts such as platforms and automation of sprites. You will also learn about mechanics, such as gravity.




Enhancing your game

Add the finishing touches to your game

During the final module, you will work with your classmates and tutor to add the final touches to your game. This will include adding lives, scores, sounds and a menu to the game. You will then analyse the 'playability' of your game and consider the design choices you have made.




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Ready to take the next step in your academic journey? Get in touch today to discuss your goals, interests, and options. Our team of experts will guide you towards the best path for your future success.

Questions you may have

Our Academic Online Courses cost £875 for a two-week course.

Our Academic Online Courses are suitable for students aged 13-24. We split students into groups according to age, ability and experience so though the age range for the courses is wide, students normally study with peers of a similar age.

When you purchase a Melio course or program we will give you access to our innovative learning platform so that you can work through the self-paced content whenever you want, and log in to join live webinars and tutorials. The platform is best accessed using a desktop or laptop computer.

When you sign up, we will provide information about the course timetable in advance so that you can attend the live sessions. The sessions are designed to take place in evenings in your time zone so that they fit with school and other commitments.

To access the course you just need a desktop or laptop computer with a reliable internet connection and a microphone and camera. You do not require any specific study materials during your course, other than making sure that you can take notes as you need, so you may want a notepad or to use Google Docs or the notes function on your phone or tablet.

No prior knowledge is required to take one of our Academic Online Courses, just a desire to learn! Some students in your class may have studied the subject previously but our courses are designed to provide an introduction to university style teaching and we assume that you have not already studied the subject at university. The courses take place in English so you should feel confident to read, write, listen and speak in English in order to take part. In your tutorials you will be able to ask your tutor any specific questions that you have.

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