Entry requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in computing, engineering or mathematical sciences, and an interest in - and capability for - working in interdisciplinary contexts.

You might also be considered if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant commercial experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc is tailored for people who want to work in the game industry. You will learn multi-platform game development and gain a solid foundation in programming to help you develop your own skills. The MSc has a strong focus on business and entrepreneurship, including the possibility to work with industry partners as part of your internship.

As a fast-growing 150 billion dollar business, the game industry offers countless professional opportunities. The MSc Computer Games Programming is right for you if you want to make game development a sustainable career and to work in this creative and rewarding industry.

This is also one of the only programmes taught by actual game developers, designers, and artists with years of experience in the game industry.

Why Study MSc Computer Games Programming at Goldsmiths
  • Learn how to design and develop games, using state of the art tools and game engines from actual game developer and industry veterans.
  • Focus on which skills you want to learn through a selection of option modules.
  • Build your portfolio through practical coursework.
  • Access state of the art game labs and facilities.
  • Get your first internship in the game industry (or work on a research project instead).
  • Take part in annual events and game jams organised by the department, and be part of the creative and diverse environment that surrounds Goldsmiths.
  • Access a strong UK community of publishers and creators with innovative voices creating groundbreaking titles.
Who should apply

The MSc Computer Games Programming is the perfect fit for:

  • People who want to find a job in the game and entertainment industries.
  • Programmers who want to learn how to create games.
  • Game Developers who want to improve their programming skills.
  • Technical Artists who want to use code to create interactive and procedural artworks.
  • Game Designers who want to learn coding to bring their ideas to life.
  • Creative folks who want to use interactive technologies for their projects.

There are no technical prerequisites for the MSc, as the course will cover the basics of programming and mathematics in the first week. However, a computer science background is strongly recommended, and any experience with programming languages or game engines is very welcomed.

MA Computer Games: Art & Design

If you are more interested in the design process, 3D modelling and animation, you may want to find out about the MA Computer Games: Art & Design.

You will be working alongside the MA students, and if you are unsure which programme is for you, you might be able to switch between the two in the first two weeks of the course.

Information for international students

We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world.

If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0 to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for postgraduate-level study.

Fees and funding

UK students
Home - full-time: £11760 Home - part-time: £5880
International students
International - full-time: £17430

Find out more about postgraduate fees and explore funding opportunities. If you're applying for funding, you may be subject to an application deadline.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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