Goldsmiths University of London Games

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Goldsmiths University of London Games

Prepare for a career programming in the games industry, in sectors including mobile games, casual games, social media games, and AAA console game development.

Why study BSc Games Programming at Goldsmiths?

  • From the very beginning of the degree you’ll have the opportunity to develop games in an environment that mirrors industry working practices as closely as possible
  • You’ll have the option of taking an industrial placement year between the second and final year, allowing you to gain invaluable work experience that will enhance your career prospects
  • You’ll develop technical skills, but also the creative skills that are so sought after in the industry
  • The degree aims to prepare you for a career programming in the games industry, in sectors including mobile games, casual games, social media games, and – for the most successful students – AAA console game development
  • The skills taught during the course are also applicable in other areas of computing such as mainstream programming jobs, mobile app development or web development, or could lead to Masters level study in games programming, which is an established route into high profile game development studios
  • We’re ranked number 2 in London for computing (Guardian University League Tables 2017)

Contact the department

If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Professor Robert Zimmer

Entry requirements

A-level: BBB
International Baccalaureate: 33 points overall with Three HL subjects at 655

These requirements relate to 2018 entry. For 2017 entry please check the programme specification.

If you don’t have a Science or Mathematics-based A-level, you should normally have at least Grade B at GCSE Mathematics.

We encourage applications from those without a formal qualification in these areas who can demonstrate relevant knowledge, skills and experience. We welcome applicants with BTEC qualifications, particularly those predicted DDM.

Equivalent qualifications
We accept a wide range of qualifications equivalent to the ones listed above. This includes:

Access: Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including 30 Distinctions and a number of merits/passes in subject-specific modules
Scottish qualifications: BBBBC (Higher), BBC (Advanced Higher)
European Baccalaureate: 75%
Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H2 H2 H2

If your qualifications are from another country, find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world.

English language requirements
If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to meet our English language requirements to study with us.

For this programme we require:

IELTS 6.0 no element lower than 5.5

If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for degree-level study.

Selection process

All applicants may be called for an interview, at which time they may be asked to take a computer aptitude test.