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Computer Games Technology

This course is aimed at students with a passion for computer games and a strong interest in programming. It is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in a numerate subject with substantial computing content, or those who wish to update their skills after a time in industry as a computing professional.

The course is designed for you to develop:
Strong technical skills suitable for professional programming roles in the game industry;
Specialist knowledge in computer graphics, AI, physics and audio;
The ability to design and build game engines from scratch in industry standard languages, including C++;
Knowledge of the games development process, including the pitch, design, and use of a game engine to build a demo;
Experience of the planning, management and execution of a major games technology project.

Course modules

Games development process;
Computer game architectures;
Computer graphics;
Game Physics and Artificial Intelligence;
Digital Signal Processing and Audio Programming;
Programming in C++;
Systems Specification; and
Research, Methods and Professional Issues

Assessment methods

Each module is assessed through a combination of coursework and examination. The timetables below are for guidance only and are subject to change.

Sponsorship information

The School of Informatics offers a number of scholarships of £2,000 for both home and overseas well-qualified applicants, on our full-time one year postgraduate courses; the scholarships are intended to assist students to pay the fees for their chosen course of study; they are awarded on a competitive basis focusing on academic merit.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 15,500 (Whole course) International 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 9,000 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 4,500 (Year 1) England 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 7,750 (Year 1) International 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 4,500 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 4,500 (Year 1) Scotland 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 4,500 (Year 1) Wales 2 Years

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