BSc (Hons) Games Programming - Part time

Goldsmiths, University of London
6 years
Part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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About this program

BSc (Hons) Games Programming - Part time

Whether you’re interested in indie games or AAA console game development, this course prepares you for a creative career in the games industry.

You’ll be developing mobile, casual, indie, and AAA console games from day one. We’ll help you harness your creativity, expand your technical programming skills, and get to grips with the software and working practices used in the games industry.

You’ll learn how to program games using industry-specific tools, study game design processes, and explore how games reflect and affect contemporary society. You'll also learn to build games to professional briefs, as well as to invent and build games from your own imagination.

Admission requirements

We accept the following qualifications:

  • A-level: BBB
  • International Baccalaureate: 33 points overall with Three HL subjects at 655
  • Access: Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including 30 Distinctions and a number of merits/passes in subject-specific modules
  • Scottish qualifications: BBBBC (Higher) or BBC (Advanced Higher)
  • European Baccalaureate: 75%
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H2 H2 H2

Additional requirements

If you don't have a Science or Mathematics-based A-level, you should normally have at least Grade B/Grade 6 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.

International qualifications

We also 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 6.0 no element lower than 5.5 to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for degree-level study.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Generative Drawing
  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Symbolic Mathematics
  • Graphics 1
  • Front End Web
  • Introduction to Games Design and Development
  • Games Project 1

Year 2

  • C++ for Creative Practice
  • Algorithms 1
  • Perception and Multimedia Computing
  • Games Project 2
  • Physical Computing
  • Graphics 2
  • Extended C++
  • Algorithms 2

Year 3 (or Year 4 with placement)

  • Final Project in Games Programming
  • Expressive Game Design

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

3 years full-time; 4 years full-time with the third year spent on industrial placement in a video games or general computing field; 6 years part-time


  • Local students - full-time: £9250
  • Local students - part-time: £4625
  • International students - full-time: £17370

Career paths

Our degree programmes include an optional Industrial Placement Year between the second and third year of study. This offers you an invaluable opportunity to gain real world experience and form valuable relationships with employers.

Some of the companies our students have worked at during their work placement year have recently included:

  • Feral Interactive Ltd
  • Stink Studios
  • Yoke
  • IBM
  • Wieden and Kennedy
  • Random International
  • Accenture Where do Games Programming graduates work?
  • Our graduates have gone on to develop careers in the following areas:
  • Games industry
  • Film/TV special effects and post-production
  • Machine Learning
  • Music technology
  • VR
  • User interface/ user experience design
  • Mobile development
  • Full stack web development
  • Software Engineering
  • Digital theatre
  • E-learning

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8 Lewisham Way
SE14 6NW London
United Kingdom

Phone no: +442070785300
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