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City, University of London

Computer Games Technology

This course is aimed at students with a passion for computer games and a strong interest in programming. It is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in a numerate subject with substantial computing content, or those who wish to update their skills after a time in industry as a computing professional.

The course is designed for you to develop:
Strong technical skills suitable for professional programming roles in the game industry;
Specialist knowledge in computer graphics, AI, physics and audio;
The ability to design and build game engines from scratch in industry standard languages, including C++;
Knowledge of the games development process, including the pitch, design, and use of a game engine to build a demo;
Experience of the planning, management and execution of a major games technology project.

Entry requirements

MSc: Applicants should hold a lower second class honours degree, the equivalent from an international institution or an equivalent professional qualification. Prior degrees should be in a numerate subject with a substantial computing content.

Previous academic and commercial experience is also considered.

Other suitable qualifications
If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City, University of London offers academic preparation programmes which focus on the skills you need. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering at INTO City, University of London means guaranteed progression to this degree.

Course modules

Games development process;
Computer game architectures;
Computer graphics;
Game Physics and Artificial Intelligence;
Digital Signal Processing and Audio Programming;
Programming in C++;
Systems Specification; and
Research, Methods and Professional Issues

Assessment methods

Each module is assessed through a combination of coursework and examination. The timetables below are for guidance only and are subject to change.

Sponsorship information

The School of Informatics offers a number of scholarships of £2,000 for both home and overseas well-qualified applicants, on our full-time one year postgraduate courses; the scholarships are intended to assist students to pay the fees for their chosen course of study; they are awarded on a competitive basis focusing on academic merit.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 15,500 (Whole course) International 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 9,000 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 4,500 (Year 1) England 2 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 7,750 (Year 1) International 2 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 4,500 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 2 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 4,500 (Year 1) Scotland 2 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 4,500 (Year 1) Wales 2 2 Years

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