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Computer Game Development, M.Sc.

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  • 18 months
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The Computer Game Development programme offered by the Wrexham Glyndwr University is designed to take technical development, management and entrepreneurial skills to a level required to access higher technical and managerial positions within studios, along with the necessary skills to create and maintain viable games/media businesses.

About

Computer game development remains one of the fastest growing industries in the digital technology sector, and as such there is an increasing demand for technical specialists, managers and consultants.

We have an excellent track record for graduate employment with many of our students going on to work at some of the UKs most recognisable game studios.

A key element of the course is its emphasis on blending advanced technical development with strong management and sustainable business skills. Through our unique Business Accelerator initiative, we deliver industry standard theory and practice allowing students to gain valuable experience of the business planning and finance along with the management of a game studio.‌‌

Careers

Once you successfully complete the Computer Game Development programme offered by the Wrexham Glyndwr University, your higher level skills in 3D modelling & sculpting, systems analysis, programming and application design will qualify you to work in a variety of higher level roles within this industry. 

Given the business and entrepreneurship skills acquired on the course, some postgraduates opt to start their own game studios with the support of our business incubation centre as part the Business Accelerator programme.

In general, our graduates have a good record of employment, forging successful careers as games technical artists/animators, level designers/developers, producers or scrum masters. 

In addition, the technical skills acquired on the course allow graduates to pursue careers at higher level positions in many mainstream computing areas such as IT support, consultancy and internet and e-commerce applications development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Media Development & Distribution
  • Game Analysis & Optimisation
  • Games Business & Enterprise
  • 3D Design & Optimisation
  • Advanced Artificial Intelligence
  • Post Graduate Study & Research Methods
  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • We advise international students to apply as early as possible to allow us sufficient time to process your application.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • The standard entry requirement for this programme is an honours degree of at least 2:2 classification in a Computer Science related subject area, or equivalent in any science-based degree with a strong computing element.
  • Applicants with substantial commercial or industrial experience, or graduates coming from non-Computing backgrounds can be accepted, subject to interview and references.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5750 GBP per year and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Part time fees: EU/EEA - 2,825 GBP per year.

Living costs for Wrexham

  • 500 - 800 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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