Computer Games Programming MSc
  • For graduates of computing-based awards who are aiming for a Computer Games Programming role in the games industry.
  • Builds on your existing knowledge of programming, software engineering and computer systems, and covers the game-specific topics you need to succeed
  • Gain industrial experience in an optional 6-12 month paid placement
  • Dedicated games programming labs with facilities for PC, console and handheld game development

Designed to build on the computing knowledge gained in your undergraduate studies, this MSc will enable you to move into games programming and gain an in-depth knowledge of related specialised areas. The award covers a range of topics including: 3D graphics using DirectX, Artificial Intelligence, Physics, Low level PlayStation 3 & 4 programming, and software engineering for games.

Practical classes are taught using new high spec computers, mobile devices, and games consoles including the Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 & 4. By studying on this award, you will be at the heart of these exciting and innovative developments, and equipped for a future and promising career in this area. There is also the opportunity to complete a placement in the games industry.

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MSc Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
30 months Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Normal requirements are at least a UK second class honours degree or equivalent in a related computing discipline.

If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work.

If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you are fluent enough to cope with the course. A minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required.

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