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City’s computer gaming courses receive top industry endorsement

TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, has accredited the University’s BSc Computer Science with Games Technology and MSc Computer Games Technology degree courses.
by John Stevenson (Senior Communications Officer)

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City University London’s BSc Computer Science with Games Technology and MSc Computer Games Technology degree courses have recently been accredited by TIGA, the trade association representing the UK computer games industry.

Director of the MSc Computer Games Technology course at City, Dr Greg Slabaugh said: 

“We are very pleased that our courses in games technology have been accredited by TIGA, who have recognised our efforts to produce graduates with valuable skills sought after in industry. A key factor in accreditation was employability; since the inception of these courses, roughly 95% of our graduates are using the skills they developed on their course in the games industry, the IT profession, or further education.” 

'Hard' programming skills

TIGA’s accreditation report also highlighted exceptional areas of good practice on City’s computer games courses, including a focus on students developing ‘hard’ programming skills, opportunities for students to make their own computer games and engagement with industry.

Dr Richard Wilson, CEO of TIGA, said:

“TIGA’s Accreditation System evaluates undergraduate and postgraduate university and college courses, highlighting excellence and best practice and enables students and developers to find excellent courses and graduates. Our Accreditation Panel was impressed with City University London. Its courses are strong, its academic staff dedicated and its students enthusiastic. The University is helping to supply the games industry with well-educated graduates.”

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