Games Design and Development

This specialised degree in game design and game development provides the creative and technical skills you need for a career in video game development.

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Key Facts



BSc (Hons) Games Design and Development

Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree


Pathways Available

International Year Zero


Start Dates

January | September

Degree Overview

This degree programme combines all the aspects of theory, practice and technology essential to your career. Through your studies you will learn games programming and get the chance to discover the creative aspects of the games industry through practical projects. You’ll also explore and experience the theory, technology, practice and application of computing and the development of computer games, together with skills in digital design and development.

Graduates have gone to work in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) sectors, as well as in smaller independent studios.

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You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources

Why Study this Degree

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

Through a series of immersing projects , you will gain theoretical knowledge and will have the opportunity to acquire practical experience

Career destinations include the independent and mobile games sectors as programmers, modellers and designers, the Augmented, Virtual and Mixed reality developers, UI and UX designers for digital media and games, games content creators and deliverers, back-end developers and content managers.

Your Pathways

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.