As a graduate, you will work at the top-end of the games industry and will develop computer graphics on high-performance platforms, or write engines for the next generation of games.
Developed in collaboration with a prestigious steering group, this High-Performance Graphics and Games Engineering degree from University of Leeds will build on your computer science knowledge to specialise in computer graphics, where programmers must push computing resources to the limit, using deep understanding of architecture and high-performance programming to generate new levels of graphical realism and visual effects on cutting-edge hardware platforms.
You’ll gain proficiency in low-level programming, a thorough understanding of multi-core and many-core programming techniques, game engine and tool development techniques, and fundamental insight into graphics and the practical techniques used in games.
There is a shortage of highly skilled graduates in this field, so once you’ve completed this course it’s highly likely that you will be in demand. You’ll be well placed to join the multi-billion pound global games industry, in positions such as a software developer, technology leader for graphics and rendering or a games development leader or a technical director. You’ll be expected to progress rapidly into leadership roles, becoming the ‘go to’ person for expertise in graphics technologies.
Outside the games industry, the programming skills you develop during this course would allow you to secure a position in other performance-driven industries, for example embedded systems. Your computer graphics expertise could lead to opportunities in the animation and visual production industries.
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- Group Project
- Artificial Intelligence
- Foundations of Modelling and Rendering
- Geometric Processing
- High-Performance Graphics
- Animation and Simulation
- Scientific Computation
- Big Data Systems
- Data Science
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesGraphic Design Video Games & Multimedia Computer Sciences View 144 other Masters in Graphic Design in United Kingdom
- A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in computer science. Other Computing based degrees may be considered on a case by case basis.
- We require all applicants to have studied a breadth of relevant modules including significant programming (including C++), systems development, data structures and algorithms, with strong marks across all these modules. Prior exposure to the mathematics relevant to computer graphics, in particular linear algebra, is strongly recommended.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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