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Games Development

Abertay University

12 months
17000 GBP/year
7500 GBP/year
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The Centre for Excellence in Computer Games Education at Abertay offers this unique, world-renowned programme. The Games Development course at Abertay University will give you a skillset that encompasses far more than basic technical excellence. 

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The Games Development course at Abertay University  offers an unparalleled opportunity for subsequent employment in leading creative and technological industries - specifically within the fields of coding, digital art, game design and audio - as demanded by the multi-billion pound games industry.

Get set to develop core skills through applied project work, supported by experienced games industry practitioners. Enhance your skills in interdisciplinary communication and collaboration through teamwork with students and staff from other areas of games development.

You’ll apply developing technologies and practices, specific to your own discipline, across projects that demonstrate your work to leading industry figures. In addition, you'll be encouraged to nurture relationships with fellow developers, industry professionals and companies through your demonstrable skill in the creation of games, mentorships and published research.


This programme prepares you for a career as a creative professional, typically within the games industry but not confined to it. The exact role will be determined by your own area of study and aspirations - such as Programmer, Artist or Producer. 

The team-focussed multidisciplinary approach further ensures that successful graduates will have developed and displayed a very high degree of collaborative ability, a particularly valuable attribute that future projects and employment will certainly require.


The MProf Games Development is accredited by Skillset, the national sector skills council for creative media, as part of the Skillset Media Academy Network.

Programme Structure

Learning and Assessment

  • The goal of the MProf in Games Development is to turn you into a professional developer by placing you into a development team, with industry-relevant project goals and deliverables. Your team will enjoy a high level of independence in how it meets the game design briefs and how it approaches the development process.
  • Supervision, mentorship and academic support look to emphasise the consequences of your decisions and processes, allowing you to experience an organic and logical development and evolution of best practices.
  • In addition, you’ll develop your awareness in areas of potential innovation and research, and will be encouraged to publish your work.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have a minimum of upper second class (2:1) honours degree in Art, Code, Design, Game Production or Audio. 
  • We will also consider applicants with a lower second class (2:2) in these subjects, if there is sufficient evidence of ability demonstrated in the Portfolio of Evidence supporting their application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7500 GBP per year during 12 months.

English, Welsh and Northern Irish Students: 10,000 GBP   

Living costs for Dundee

787 - 1494 GBP /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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