M.Sc. On Campus

Game Design and Technology

University of Gothenburg

24 months
14372 EUR/year
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The Game Design and Technology programme of the University of Gothenburg provides you with skills needed to work in the game industry and other technical industries that use highly complex and interactive simulations and animations, such as the automotive industry and companies making extensive use of for example virtual reality systems.



High-performance game engines are crucial for rich and meaningful gameplay. From hyper realistic renderings of dynamic environments through complex procedural generation of massive game worlds, to distributed real-time systems with complex physics-based animations, the success and enjoyment of a game depends on robust and efficient implementation of a game engine. The Game Design and Technology programme of the University of Gothenburg is uniquely customized to fit companies’ needs for highly skilled programmers who understand the importance of gameplay and user experience. The skills and abilities used in game engine optimization can also be applied in other technical companies developing interactive simulations, animations, and virtual reality systems.

Combining theory and practice for advanced skills

Building on international research in games and computer science with over a decade’s experience in running courses related to games, the master’s programme in Game Design and Technology provides you with the necessary technical skills to develop and expand game engines customized towards the gameplay needs and wishes of players and gamers. Courses in game research, gameplay design, game engine architecture, and computer graphics give you the combination of theoretical knowledge and practical group projects which is needed to develop advanced game engines or interactive simulations, and you will build your skills and understanding of how to find, test, and evaluate gameplay for various target audiences.

Choose your focus

You will have great freedom in tailoring your education to your particular interests through elective courses that will strengthen your skills in design or user experience or allow you to narrow your focus with a wide range of technical specializations, such as:

  • Algorithms for Machine Learning and Inference
  • Compiler Construction
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Information Visualization
  • Mobile Computing
  • Real-Time Systems
  • User Analytics

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Game Research
  • Computer Graphics
  • Gameplay Design
  • Simulation Engines
  • Game Development Project
  • Technology-Driven Experimental Game Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree 180 credits including an independent project (degree project) of at least 15 credits or equivalent within the field of Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, or equivalent.
  • 7.5 credits in linear algebra.
Knowledge in programming with a minimum of:
  • 4.5 credits object-oriented programming,
  • 7.5 credits model- or process-driven software development,
  • 7.5 credits algorithms and data structures, and
Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14372 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28744 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • Full education cost: 292,000 SEK
  • No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

Living costs for Göteborg

7552 - 13932 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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