I'm going to a convention in Bristol today looking at universities and was wondering what in your opinion is the best university to study game development for programmers or just computer science.
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Abertay University in Dundee has a very good reputation. You might want to check there. They also have a lot of initiatives to support graduates and help them find/create a job for themselves in the industry.
Personally I went to Glasgow Caledonian University. Their reputation isn't as good, but the course was great. When I did the course it was basically all programming, but a little bit of design, management and art thrown in. Now, they have apparently changed the course a bit to create two separate courses, one for design and one for the programming.
As for which university will actually give you a qualification that will help you become a games developer, I'm not sure. Personally I've never applied for a job in the industry as I got myself a job, just after graduation, which involved basic physics simulation.
However, I believe the general advice is, "if you want to be a games programmer, do generic computer science and work hard".