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Digital Games, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Students work on practical game development projects and apply techniques of game design to areas such as education and media. They also engage in critical game analysis and develop experiments with digital game technology.

Game design is the core of the programme and is taken by all students. In our game design classes, students learn the techniques and processes involved in conceptualizing and crafting a game and reflect on the socio-cultural roles and aspirations of game design. They explore game ideas, build and test prototypes and develop games by themselves or as part of a creative team.

Students choose to complement their study of game design with one of two streams: Game Analysis and Design or Game Technology and Design.

The Digital Games programme is offered at University of Malta.

Programme Structure

Units include:

  • Game Design
  • Game Development
  • Methods for Games Research
  • Prototyping for Game Designers
  • Formal Properties of Games
  • Analysing Player Experience


  • Georgios N. Yannakakis
  • Gordon Calleja
  • Stefano Gualeni
  • Antonios Liapis
  • Daniel Vella

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    The final deadline is 20 July 2017. Late applications are accepted subject to availability.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Applicants should submit their CV, a letter of motivation and a portfolio of recent works demonstrating their experience and/or substantial talent and motivation with their application.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    13700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13700 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Tuition is free for EU students. There is an annual enrolment fee of €400 and no further fees.

Living costs for Msida

  • 690 - 1170 EUR/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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