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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

Our graduates have gone on to work with the world’s most recognisable games companies, including Ubisoft, Sony, EA and Rockstar North. Others have set up successful games companies of their own.

It’s an ideal route if you wish to expand and focus your existing programming skills for the development of computer games. Designed and maintained in close association with games companies, the MSc Computer Games Technology course will provide you with access to a range of state-of-the-art facilities.

During your Computer Games Technology studies at Abertay University, you’ll benefit from being part of a community of likeminded individuals within our School of Design and Informatics.

With strong industry links and the opportunity to work on real team projects, you’ll benefit from developing the skills and expertise essential to computer games companies, as well as building your own network of contacts in this exciting industry.

And, of course, you’ll be studying your Masters in the city of Dundee – identified as a key hub of games-making activity in the UK.

Career Opportunities 

Employment opportunities exist in a variety of sectors including computer games development, graphics and visualisation, multimedia and education. 

Typical job titles include games programmer, graphics programmer, and A1 programmer. Opportunities also exist for graduates to become self-employed, freelance contractors or to start their own games development business. 

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Programming For Games
  • Applied Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Game Design and Development
  • Advanced Procedural Methods
  • Network Game Development

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    We encourage you to apply as early as possible!

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    78

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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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

A good Honours degree - minimum of 2:2 - or equivalent in computing.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

English, Welsh and Northern Irish Students: 7,500 GBP

Living costs for Dundee

  • 787 - 1500 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • If you're a Scottish or EU domiciled student planning to study for your first postgraduate qualification, then you're eligible to apply for a postgraduate loan up to a value of £5,500 from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS).
  • If you're a student domiciled in England, Wales or Northern Ireland then your application for a postgraduate loan must be sent to the relevant student finance organisation for your country.
  • If you are an international student from outside of the EU, then you are likely to pay overseas tuition fee rates and will not be entitled to help with tuition fees. You will also be expected to have sufficient funds available to cover your tuition fees prior to starting each academic year.

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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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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