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Games Design and Development (Programming)

Get involved in the fast-paced world of computer game development and boost your programming skills, this specialist degree is a great place to start.

Key Facts



BSc (Hons) Games Design and Development (Programming)


Degree Duration

4 years :1 year pathway + 3 year degree
5 years :1 year pathway + 4 year degree - with placement


Pathways Available

International Year Zero


Start Dates

January 2024September 2023

Degree Overview

Develop and prepare yourself through this this specialist degree for a careers in video game design with an emphasis on programming. To join this degree you do not need previous experience in graphic design or 3D modelling – just a passion for computer games development.

Through this programme you will gain a strong understanding of game engine technology with the ability to extend development pipelines beyond default tools. Students will explore the concepts of Artificial Intelligence and develop the skills to manage large software projects.

  • When joining this course we may recommend that you purchase a backup device (such as a portable hard drive).

Why Study this Degree

For eight consecutive years the University of Greenwich has been shortlisted by TIGA for Best Educational Institute

Develop critical analytic skills in this degree course and gain the ability to employ them with forms, languages, and techniques

Your Pathways

International Year Zero

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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University of Greenwich

Greenwich campus sits on a World Heritage Site and is home
to a modern university that builds excellent
professional prospects.

First established in 1890 as Woolwich Polytechnic, the University of Greenwich today is a modern institution with strong links to business and an emphasis on helping students meet the demands of a fast-changing workplace.

Located at the heart of London, with the picturesque buildings of London Stock Exchange only a few kilometres away. Students will be living and studying in one of the great financial centres of the business world and within proximity to some renowned global businesses.

Students will be able to enjoy all the finer things a vibrant multicultural city such as London can offer including a wide variety of social activities.

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