City, University of London

Course Introduction

This MSc is aimed at students with a passion for computer games and a strong interest in programming. It is designed to develop your career in the games industry. The course will help you build on your undergraduate degree (which should be in a numerate subject with substantial computing content) or help you update your skills after a time in industry as a computing professional.

The Computer Games Technology MSc will help 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.

This MSc will equip you with advanced knowledge and skills in a range of topics in games technology in preparation for a career in computer games development. Alumni of the course are working in companies including: Rockstar; Sony Computer Entertainment; Electronic Arts; Codemasters; Start-ups and independent studios. Internships delivered by City, University of London offer an exceptional opportunity to help you stand out in the competitive IT industry job market. During this course students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip awards.

Start Date:

Full-time: 12 months (15 months with option of three month internship).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MSc £9,200 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £9,200 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £15,800 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £4,600 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £4,600 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £7,900 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students will need to hold a Bachelor's degree with lower second-class honours or above, or overseas equivalent in a numerate subject with substantial computing content. Previous academic and commercial experience is also considered and normally involves programming.
  • International entry requirements: Student whose first language is not English, the following qualification is required: IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in all four components)