Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Computer Games and Entertainment

This groundbreaking course has been developed to address the needs of the computer games industry, a fast growing worldwide market worth billions of dollars. We combine an emphasis on technical skills such as advanced programming, mathematics, AI, and graphics with a solid grounding in IP protection, entrepreneurship, business planning, teamwork and project management. Whether you want to work at a start-up or as part of a large organisation, you'll be given the skills you need to build successful interactive experiences.

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 or equivalent. 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. If English isn't your first language, you'll need to meet our English language requirements of IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in the written test and no individual test lower than 6.0).

Course modules

Core modules: advanced programming; computing in geometry, graphics and vision; games and interactive entertainment industries; plus optional modules from: AI in games; physics and animation; audio-visual processing; mobile technology (Android, iPhone, iPad); shaders and renderers; extra seminars; plus a final project: individual research project; small team game development; or internship at a games studio or post-production company; plus a final report.

Assessment methods

Mainly based on coursework (involving programming), essays, final project and dissertation; some lecturers may also conduct exams/quizzes.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,760 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,760 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,760 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,760 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,700 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Goldsmiths, University of London Lewisham SE14 6NW South East

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