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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Northampton Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Key information

This course will give you advanced knowledge and skills across a range of topics in computer games technology to kick start your career. If you are already working in the industry the course will update your skills and help you take the next step on the career ladder.

Accredited by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Benefits of this course

The benefits of this course are many and varied and will help you build a thorough understanding of the field and its application across the games industry.

By the end of the programme you will have specialist knowledge of computer graphics, AI, the ability to design and build game engines from scratch, knowledge of the games development process and experience of planning, managing and completing a major games technology project.


You can select to apply for one of the available exit points for this course.

Master of Science (MSc)

Who is this course for?

If you have a passion for computer games and a strong interest in programming, this course is perfect.

The programme will help you build on your undergraduate degree, which should be in a numerate subject with substantial computing content.

Throughout the course you’ll build strong technical skills suitable for professional programming roles in the games industry.


With the advanced knowledge and skills you’ve learnt across a range of topics in games technology you’ll be able to pursue a career in a variety of hi-tech companies.

Professional roles could include:

3D Graphics programmer
Audio programmer
Artificial intelligence programmer
Networking specialists
Tools and utility programmer
Scripting language programmer.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,400per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

City, University of London

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  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    67th out of 113 20

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    124 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.69 74%



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