Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

Our Games Programming degree is designed to prepare you for a career as a programmer in the video games industry. The degree aims to prepare you for a career programming in the games industry, in sectors including mobile games, casual games, social media games, and ' for the most successful students ' AAA console game development. The skills taught during the course are also applicable in other areas of computing such as mainstream programming jobs, mobile app development or web development, or could lead to Masters level study in games programming, which is an established route into high profile game development studios. From the very beginning of the degree you'll have the opportunity to develop games in an environment that mirrors industry working practices as closely as possible. You'll have the option of taking an industrial placement year between the second and final year, allowing you to gain invaluable work experience that will enhance your employability. You'll develop technical skills, but also the creative skills that are so sought after in the industry.

Course Modules

Modules include: Introduction to programming; mathematical modelling for problem solving; audio'visual computing;introduction to digital media; introduction to social computing; web programming; introduction to games development; principles and applications of programming;databases networks and the web; perception and multimedia programming;games development group project.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £16,280  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
BSc (Hons)
4 years
BSc (Hons) £16,280  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level BBB
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

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82% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 72%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 87%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 90%

£25,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

80% Go on to work and/or study

In work 60
Studying 15
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 15
Unknown 10

22% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 36%

Total Coursework: 64%

£5,247 - £5,247
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,906 - £7,306
Typical cost of private accommodation