University of York

University of York

Intelligent Games and Game Intelligence

This course is a collaboration between the University of York, the University of Essex and Goldsmiths College, University of London. It will trains students as researchers, designers, developers and entrepreneurs in digital games. The doctoral programme combines practical skills training with advanced teaching in cutting-edge research topics and the chance to contribute original research to a growing academic area. Students also undertake 2 industrial placements during the programme, giving first hand industrial experience that will influence their research projects.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2.1 or higher in a discipline related to game design, development or analysis. We will consider applications from applicants with significant other relevant experience, for example working in game design. To apply for a place on the IGGI programme, you need to select a lead supervisor at one of the three institutions of Essex, Goldsmiths and York. Check the list of available IGGI supervisors across all three institutions, listed with their research interests and find those that most closely match the research you would like to undertake. If you are unable to identify a supervisor, then please check our research themes to see if your proposed research sits within one of these areas.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

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