Study computing, cyber security, digital media and gaming

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold award

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold award

Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a TEF Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.

Computer science

We specialise in a wide variety of areas of computer science, including artificial intelligence, robotics, cyber security, games programming and user experience design.

To compliment your studies, we invite leading practitioners from industry, such as Google and IBM to give guest lectures and workshops.

Our courses

Cyber security

Our cyber security course is aligned with industry recognised certifications (i.e. CompTIA, EC-Council, Splunk and more), to give your career, at the cutting-edge of the fight against cybercrime, a head start.

You'll have access to software and tools widely used in the cyber security industry, such as Splunk, Nessus, Kali Linux, Autopsy.

Our courses

Cyber security

Gaming

On our computer games programming course, you'll learn directly from the industry with guest speakers such as Sony, Splash Damage, Aardvark Swift, Interactive Selection, CryTek and Unity.

We're an educational partner of Sony through PlayStation First, giving you the opportunity to develop games for the PlayStation 5.

Our courses

Gaming

Digital media

On our digital media technology course you'll gain an understanding of the fundamentals of media, 2D and 3D computer graphics, programming, motion graphics, UX design and visual effects.

You'll create sophisticated media-based products, such as animations, moving graphics, compositing, 3D modelling, texturing, lighting, interactive web content and filming.

We have extensive media and games labs and studios where you can work on MFX, VFX as well as VR and AR projects in the Centre for Augmented and Virtual Environments (CAVE).

Our courses

Digital media

Our facilities

Our computer science and gaming students have full access to the University's CAVE (Centre for Augmented and Virtual Reality environments), a treasure trove of specialist equipment.

Using tools such as: virtual reality headsets and specialist equipment that tracks eye movements and brain activity, our students have the freedom to invent, create and revolutionise gaming.

This state-of-the-art technology allows our students to monitor their users' levels of enjoyment throughout the game and the opportunity to tailor their creation accordingly.

This lab has also allowed computing students to work closely and collaborate with design students, promoting interdisciplinary work and allowing students to begin successful partnerships creating innovative products at the forefront of technology.

Our facilities

The new dedicated cyber lab provides the student with Linux/Windows dual-boot computers, digital forensic hardware and professional software such as the full commercial version of Forensic Toolkit (FTK).

Our games lab includes the latest development software such as Visual Studio 2022, Unreal Engine 5, Unity and git as well as high-tech equipment such as gaming PCs with 12th gen intel i7 processors, 1TB SSD drives and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 GPU's.

You can also develop games using the 10 PlayStation 5 development kits and a PlayStation test kit.

Future Skills

Knowledge to give you the edge

Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability.

As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge.

At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it.

A female engineering student, in the engineering lab.
Virtual Experience

Virtual Experience

Discover more about Kingston with our virtual experience.

Take a self-guided tour through our facilities, campuses and the surrounding area of Kingston upon Thames. You can also view the different accommodation options available and hear from current students about their course, experience at Kingston and more.

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