Kingston University London - Game Development (Programming) MSc

Kingston University London

Game Development (Programming) MSc

This course focuses on the design skills necessary for the field of game development. You will create and develop computer games both alone and as part of a team. Excellent facilities include Sony PlayStation 4 developer kits and software such as Unity Pro, Unreal, and Maya. You will also have access to our new Centre for Virtual and Augmented Reality. There is regular input from industry practitioners, particularly through the games incubator, and the chance to participate in Game Jams and Hackathons. With a professional presence, portfolio, and a range of skills, you will be ready to impress potential employers.

  • This course has been developed in consultation with our industry panel, and we are an educational partner of Sony Interactive Entertainment through PlayStation First. We are also active members of TIGA, the games industry's representative body.
  • This course has been designed to utilize the best digital media expertise and resources from across the University and will prepare you for employment in the digital media industry, where teams of specialists work together to develop and author innovative digital media projects.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • Kingston University is an active member of The Independent Game Developers' Association (TIGA) and has been developed in consultation with the industry.
  • Kingston is an educational partner of Sony Interactive Entertainment through PlayStation First. You will learn to develop games for PlayStation 4.
  • You will use first-class facilities, such as gaming PCs, development consoles, and VR and AR kits.

Entry Requirements

  • A 2:2 or above honours degree in information technology, computer science, mathematics, physics, or the academic equivalent.
  • IELTS academic test in English with an


    overall score of 6.5,




    no element below 6.0


Career Prospects

Graduates of this course are suited to jobs in the games and media industries, but the core skills you will learn are also excellent preparation for a wide range of computing careers. These include game programmer, AI programmer, VR game developer, VR developer, software engineer and technical programmer.

Course Details

Game Development (Programming) MSc is part of the Digital Media Kingston suite of courses, providing students with a unique mixture of creative and technical skills.

Students will have access to first-class technical facilities such as state-of-the-art editing suites, moving image studios, 3D workshops, and other specialist resources. These include several Sony developer kits. Students will be able to develop this platform under an academic development agreement with Sony. In addition, other software is available including Unity Pro, Unreal and Visual Studio for C++ development. Students also have access to a body modeling suit.

This industry-facing course aims to hone your workplace skills including:

  • team-work;
  • time management;
  • communication (oral, written, and electronic);
  • data collection, review, and synopsis; and
  • computing.


Digital Studio Practice
Connected Games Development
3D Game Programming
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
Digital Media Final Project
Professional Placement

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